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Record Group Number: 000441
Series/Collection Number: .S 1199
Creator: Florida. Board of Regents.  --Office of the Chancellor.
Title, Dates: Chancellor Barbara Newell subject files, 1979-1985.
Amount: 51.00 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical.
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Biographical/Historical:     The duties of the Executive Director of the Board of Control were transferred to the Chancellor of the Board of Regents in 1965 (Ch. 63-204; Ch. 65-138, Laws).  The Chancellor acts as chief administrator of the Board of Regents, which serves as Director of the Division of Universities in the Dept. of Education (Ch. 69-106, Laws).  The Chancellor is responsible for the administration of the State University System of Florida; advises the Board of university issues and problems; supervises statewide studies; and makes recommendations for improving higher education.
    Barbara W. Newell was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1929. She received her bachelor's degree from Vassar College and both her master's and doctor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin.  She served as Chancellor of the Board of Regents from 1981 to 1985.  She was the first woman Chancellor in the country.
Summary:     This series contains the subject files of Chancellor Barbara Newell from 1981 to 1984.  The records consist of materials covering overall Board activities, special programs, and issues concerning the State University System.  Types of material include correspondence, reports, programs, financial papers, and studies. Also included are reports from various task forces from 1979 to 1981.
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Subject Access Fields: State University System of Florida.
Florida. Board of Regents.
Universities and colleges Administration Florida
Added Entries Newell, Barbara Warne, 1929-