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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
College President

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Fish, Peach Cobbler
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Near Water
Favorite Quote:
We Must Do And Not Just Be.

Birthplace

Born:
4/14/1938
Birth Location:
Houston, Texas

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
College President

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Fish, Peach Cobbler
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Near Water
Favorite Quote:
We Must Do And Not Just Be.

Birthplace

Born:
4/14/1938
Birth Location:
Houston
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Biography

Gloria Dean Randle Scott was the eleventh president of Bennett College located in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was the second female chief administrator at Bennett College. Scott was born on April 14, 1938 in Houston, Texas to Juanita and Freeman Randle. She attended Blackshear Elementary School and Jack Yates Secondary School where she graduated from in 1955. A scholarship fund afforded Scott the opportunity to attend Indiana University. She received her B.A. degree and M.A. degree in zoology in 1959 and 1960, respectively, and her Ph.D. in higher education in 1965.

In 1961, Scott’s career began as a research associate in genetics and embryology at Indiana University Institution for Psychiatric Research. During this time, she worked as a biology instructor at Marion College until 1965, making her the first African American instructor at a predominately white college in Indianapolis, Indiana at the time. Scott held the positions as Dean of Students and Deputy Director of Upward Bound at Knoxville College in 1965 and as the Special Assistant to the President and Educational Research Planning Director at North Carolina A&T University in 1967. During her ten year tenure, Scott continued to make history by becoming the first African American National President of the Girl Scouts in 1975. She then served as the Institutional Research Planning Director at Texas Southern University for a year before becoming Vice President at Clark College in Atlanta in 1977.

After ten years at Clark College, Scott became the President of Bennett College in 1987, thus fulfilling her life’s mission to educate African American women.

Scott is the recipient of three honorary doctorate degrees. She has been featured in several publications such as Who’s Who Among American Women, Famous Texas Women and Essence magazine.

Scott is married to Dr. Will B. Scott, a professor of sociology.

Scott was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on February 8, 2007.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Gloria Scott's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Gloria Scott lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Gloria Scott describes her maternal grandparents, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Gloria Scott describes her maternal grandparents, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Gloria Scott describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Gloria Scott describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Gloria Scott talks about her older siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Gloria Scott talks about her brother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Gloria Scott describes her younger sister
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Gloria Scott describes her youngest sister, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Gloria Scott describes her youngest sister, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Gloria Scott recalls attending kindergarten at the Fourth Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Gloria Scott remembers enrolling at Blackshear Elementary School in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Gloria Scott talks about her father's career
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Gloria Scott describes her father's interests
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Gloria Scott describes her neighborhood in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Gloria Scott describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Gloria Scott remembers the Greater Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Gloria Scott remembers her baptism
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Gloria Scott recalls her experiences of color discrimination
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Gloria Scott remembers Blackshear Elementary School in Houston, Texas, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Gloria Scott remembers Blackshear Elementary School in Houston, Texas, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Gloria Scott describes her early work experiences
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Gloria Scott remembers her paper route
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Gloria Scott remembers her experiences as a Girl Scout
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Gloria Scott describes her aspiration to become a doctor
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Gloria Scott describes Jack Yates Senior High School in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Gloria Scott remembers attending the prom at Jack Yates Senior High School
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Gloria Scott remembers Bernie Harper
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Gloria Scott recalls her decision to attend Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Gloria Scott remembers William S. Holland
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Gloria Scott recalls her arrival at Indiana University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Gloria Scott describes her studies at Indiana University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Gloria Scott recalls meeting her husband
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Gloria Scott describes her husband
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Gloria Scott remembers the delay of her marriage license
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Gloria Scott recalls her early career in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Gloria Scott recalls being hired as a dean at Knoxville College in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Gloria Scott recalls her civil rights activism with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Gloria Scott describes Stokely Carmichael's visit to Knoxville College
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Gloria Scott recalls the Civil Rights Movement in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Gloria Scott recalls the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Gloria Scott talks about school desegregation
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Gloria Scott recalls the accreditation of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Gloria Scott recalls working at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Gloria Scott recalls her vice presidency of Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Gloria Scott recalls her presidency of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Gloria Scott talks about Johnnetta B. Cole and Niara Sudarkasa
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Gloria Scott talks about the accreditation of historically black colleges
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Gloria Scott describes her work with the Girl Scouts
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Gloria Scott remembers promoting diversity in Girl Scouting
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Gloria Scott describes her presidency of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Gloria Scott recalls leading the National Urban League's education committee
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Gloria Scott describes her work with the United Negro College Fund
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Gloria Scott recalls her conflict with the United Negro College Fund
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Gloria Scott talks about the United Negro College Fund
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Gloria Scott describes her community involvement, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Gloria Scott describes her community involvement, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Gloria Scott talks about her presidency of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Gloria Scott describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Gloria Scott describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Gloria Scott describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 3
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Gloria Scott reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Gloria Scott describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Gloria Scott recalls the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Gloria Scott narrates her photographs