Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1960; Master of Arts, Naval Post Graduate School, 1970.
Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1960; advanced through grades to captain, United States Navy, 1979; social secretary, Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, 1966-1969; Executive officer, Recruit Training Command, Bainbridge, Maryland., 1971-1973; head officer student placement, Bureau Naval Personnel, Washington, 1973-1975; Executive officer, Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1976-1979; commanding officer, Navy Manpower and Material Analysis Center, San Diego, 1979-1982; deputy director manpower & training, Office Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, 1982-1983; retired,, United States Navy, 1984. Secretary Cmty. and Family Resource Center, Lafayette, Indiana, 1990-1991. Member dean of liberal arts advisory county, 1992-1996.
Volunteer Young Women’s Christian Association, Lafayette, 1984-2000, board directors, 1985-2000, president, 1988-1990, vice president, 1994-1995, secretary, 1995-1996. Board directors Young Women’s Christian Association Foundation, Lafayette, 1988-1990, 94-97, 2002-2007, 10-. Secretary Greater Lafayette Museum Art, 1984-1985.
Member Greater Lafayette Community Foundation, 1991-2001, president, 1995-1997. President Indiana Council YWCAs, 1994-1998, Community Health Clinic, 1995-2000, 02-03, interim executive director, 2003-2004, president, Chief Executive Officer, 2004-2005, chairman board, since 2005. Member national nominating committee Young Women’s Christian Association United States of America, 1991-1994.
Trustee, secretary-treasurer Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, 1991-1997. Co-chair Census 2000 Complete Count Committee for Tippecanoe County, 1999-2000. Board directors West Lafayette Village Foundation, 2000-2009, Lafayette Parks Foundation.
Member Vision 2020 Strategic Planning Steering Committee, 1997-2002, Mortar Board National Foundation, since 2010. Member Purdue University School Liberal Arts Alumni Association (president 1991-1992), Purdue President Council, John Purdue Club, Gold Block Booster Club (secretary 1986-1987), Boilermaker Network Booster Club (secretary 1991-1994), Purdue Alumni Association (associate, Citizenship award 1997), Rotary (Vocational award. Paul Harris fellow), Alpha Chi Omega (Distinguished Alumna award 1980, Golden Gavel Woman of Distinction award 1994).