Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Kate Galt Zaneis

Oklahoma Governor Marland named Kate Galt Zaneis of Ardmore as president of Southeastern State Teachers College in Durant effective May 20, 1935 making her the first woman president of a teachers college in the United States. She had taught in elementary Schools and in junior and senior hig schools in Ardmore. She had served as principal of the Lincoln School in Ardmore, superintendent of a consolidated school and county superintendent for Carter County. She taught summer courses at Southeastern Teachers College (where she received her college degree). She was working on a masters degree from Oklahoma A & M College (now OSU) when appointed college president.

Source. Oklahoman article dates May 12, 1935.

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