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Elnora D. Daniel

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
University President

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Dark Pink
Favorite Food:
Vichyssoise Soup
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Cruises
Favorite Quote:
Mercy.

Birthplace

Born:
11/19/1941
Birth Location:
Oxford, North Carolina

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
University President

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Dark Pink
Favorite Food:
Vichyssoise Soup
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Cruises
Favorite Quote:
Mercy.

Birthplace

Born:
11/19/1941
Birth Location:
Oxford
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Biography

Elnora D. Daniel was born in Oxford, North Carolina, on November 19, 1941, the eldest daughter of a butcher and a mechanic. After graduating from high school in 1959, Daniel went to North Carolina A&T University, earning her B.S. degree in 1964. Following her graduation, Daniel relocated to New York and began attending Columbia University, where she earned her M.Ed. degree in 1968. Daniel continued her studies at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1972, before returning to Columbia for her Ed.D. degree in 1975.

Daniel began her career working as a nurse at the New York Medical Center following her graduation from North Carolina A&T. Once she returned to school, Daniel worked as a teaching assistant at Columbia until 1976. In 1980, Daniel became dean of Hampton University, in addition to working as an instructor. Daniel became the administrator for the Interdisciplinary Nursing Center for Health and Wellness at Hampton in 1985, and the vice president of academic affairs in 1991. In 1995, Daniel became provost of the university, a position she retained for three years. Chicago State University offered Daniel the presidency in 1998, and she accepted; she went on to serve as both the president and the CEO of CSU. Under Daniel's leadership, CSU constructed a number of new facilities; balanced budgets; and saw significant increases in gifts received. Daniel was also appointed by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to serve as a healthcare consultant for several African nations, including Zimbabwe and Swaziland.

In addition to her scholastic endeavors, Daniel earned the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Nurse Corps in 1991; was been active with the Stillwater Institute for Social Justice; and served as a consulting editor for the Journal of the National Black Nurses' Association. Daniel also served on the boards of numerous museums and several philanthropic foundations. In 2003, Miller Brewing Company recognized Daniel on the 2003 Gallery of Greats Calendar, honoring "academic dream weavers." Daniel and her husband, Herman, raised one child.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Elnora Daniel's favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Elnora Daniel discusses her family origins
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Elnora Daniel recalls her mother's background and personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Elnora Daniel recalls her father's background and personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Elnora Daniel describes the extended family that raised her
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Elnora Daniel describes the segregated community in which she was raised
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Elnora Daniel names her elementary school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Elnora Daniel recalls her schooling and authoritarian upbringing
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Elnora Daniel recalls her career aspirations after high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Elnora Daniel discusses her high school origins and her college choice
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Elnora Daniel recalls Jesse Jackson and the civil rights demonstrations at Woolworth's variety store
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Elnora Daniel discusses the planning of the sit-in at Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Elnora Daniel reflects on her civil rights activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Elnora Daniel recalls her activities in college and her educational role model
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Elnora Daniel remembers an influential instructor
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Elnora Daniel discusses her post-college plans
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Elnora Daniel remembers her time in New York City
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Elnora Daniel describes her decision to pursue a doctoral degree
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Elnora Daniel discusses her thirty-one years as a member of the Hampton University Faculty
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Elnora Daniel explains the greatest challenge she faced at Chicago State University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Elnora Daniel discusses Chicago State University's history
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Elnora Daniel discusses Chicago State University's writers program
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Elnora Daniel discusses Chicago State University's health disciplines
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Elnora Daniel discusses controversial programming at Chicago State University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Elnora Daniel describes her international vision for Chicago State University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Elnora Daniel considers the evolving college student population
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Elnora Daniel describes her hopes and concerns for the black community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Elnora Daniel discusses her career in the U.S. military
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Elnora Daniel considers her retirement plans
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Elnora Daniel considers her legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Photo - Elnora Daniel with her friends on the Mary Potter High School campus, Oxford, North Carolina, ca. 1955-1959
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Photo - Elnora Daniel gives the capping address to graduating nurses at Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia, 1968
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Photo - Elnora Daniel with her administrative assistant, Dr. Beverly John, in Paris, France, 2002
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Photo - Elnora Daniel with her family on a cruise, ca. 1988
  • Tape: 4 Story: 12 - Photo - Elnora Daniel with U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher at Chicago State University's commencement ceremonies, Chicago, Illinois, 2001
  • Tape: 4 Story: 13 - Photo - Elnora Daniel with the Chicago State University basketball team, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1998
  • Tape: 4 Story: 14 - Photo - Elnora Daniel at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, 2001
  • Tape: 4 Story: 15 - Photo - Elnora Daniel with her family at her husband's retirement reception, Chicago, Illinois, 1998
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Photo - Elnora Daniel's husband, Herman, and son, Michael, following her son's graduation ceremony, Hampton, Virginia, 1974
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Photo - Elnora Daniel with an unidentified woman in Swaziland, South Africa, ca. 1980s
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Photo - Elnora Daniel at a conference of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, ca. 1989
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Photo - Elnora Daniel with students at the U.S. Army Reserve School of Nursing graduation ceremony in Wilmington, Delaware, ca. 1997
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Photo - Elnora Daniel at an engagement party for her son and daughter-in-law, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Photo - Elnora Daniel with Dr. Dorothy Powell traveling in Zimbabwe
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Photo - Elnora Daniel's U.S. Army nursing school application photo, ca. 1972
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Photo - Elnora Daniel is inducted into the 'Gallery of Greats' by the Miller Brewing Company, April, 2003
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Photo - Elnora Daniel with her family at her aunt's and uncle's fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration, 1970