Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University Kansas, 1949.
News and feature writer, Lawrence Journal-World, Kansas, 1949-1953; agricultural news writer, Lawrence Journal-World, Kansas, 1954; public relations writer, U. Kansas School Architecture & Engineering, Lawrence, 1953-1958; home town news editor, Division of U. Rels./U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1974-1980; Oread newsletter editor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1984-1993; acting news division coordinator, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1992-1993; freelance news and feature writer, Baldwin, Kansas, 1993-1996; agricultural news correspondent, Farm Talk, Parsons, Kansas, since 1996; columnist, Grass and Grain, Manhattan, Kansas, 1996, 98. Youth Projects Director National Federation of Press Women, Arlington, Virginia, since 1992;president Kansas Press Women, Inc., Topeka, 1988-1990, professional development director since 1994.
Co-president Vinland Fair Association, Baldwin, since 1985. Member American Association of University Women, Kansas Press Women.
Married William Miles Cleland, March 10, 1951. Children: Sara A., Linda A., Anita L., William Ross.