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Sandra Cavanaugh Holley, American speech and language pathologist, educator. Named associate Danforth Foundation, 1974; recipient Excellence in Communications award Howard University, 1987, Distinguished Alumnus award George Washington University, 1988.


Holley, Sandra Cavanaugh was born on March 30, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Clyde Howard and Rebecca Naomi (Arthur) Cavanaugh.


Associate of Arts, George Washington University, 1963. AB with special honors, George Washington University, 1965. AM, George Washington University, 1966.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Connecticut, 1979. D. Public Service (honorary), George Washington University, 1989.


Supervisor speech and hearing, East Fairfield Rehabilitation Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1966-1969;faculty teaching, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, since 1970.


Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.


As responsible citizens Christians should pray for elected officials, submit to just laws, pay taxes, and serve in various capacities, such as on juries, in the military, in public office, and by voting for their representative leadership.


Your desires, ambitions, goals, and purpose change as you begin to enjoy a close walk with a living God. These changes are different for each individual, and the journey needs to be taken a step at a time.


Chairperson Human Commission City of New Haven, 1978-1987. Board directors New Haven Visiting Nurses Association, 1977-1979, American Red Cross, New Haven, 1979-1980, Connecticut Afro-American History Society, New Haven, 1982-1983. Member National Black Association Speech, Language, and Hearing, American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (minority concerns committee, vice president administration 1982-1985, president-elect 1987-1988, president, since 1988, fellow 1980, certified, honors 1983).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, gardening.


1 child, David Marshall.