Jacqueline Grennan Wexler


Thomas Hunter

Joseph A. Gillet

Edward Sanford Burgess

George Samler Davis

James Michael Kieran

Eugene A. Colligan

George Nauman Shuster

Eleanor Hunsdon Grady

John Meng

Mary Latimer Gambrell

Robert D. Cross

F. Joachim Weyl

Jacqueline Grennan Wexler

Joseph Shenker

Donna E. Shalala

Tilden John LeMelle

Paul LeClerc

Blanche Davis Blank

David Armand Caputo

Evangelos John Gizis

Jennifer J. Raab



Order: 9th

Dates: 1970 - 1979

Mrs. Wexler began her teaching career in 1951 at a parochial academy in El Paso.  In 1959, she joined the faculty of Webster College in St. Louis and soon rose to the presidency.  During her term of office, she was released from her vows as a nun and received permission to transfer the college from religious to lay control.  Among her activities in those years was service on President Kennedy’s Advisory Panel on Research & Development in Education and on President Johnson’s Task Force on Urban Educational Opportunities and the steering committee of Project Head Start.  As president of Hunter during the height of the Vietnam War and the City’s fiscal crisis, Mrs. Wexler “kept the College whole”: the architectural plans for the twin towers were drawn up, the Women’s Studies program was launched, the renovation of the Brookdale Center on Aging was founded, and a new governance system with student representation – The Hunter Senate – was established.

Finding Aid for Jacqueline Grennan Wexler Collection, 1970-1979