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College of Human Ecology
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The College of Human Ecology can trace its roots to the early years of Kansas State University and the women’s course established in 1873 by President John Anderson. The program turned into the Household Economics Course in 1897 and then Domestic Science in 1898 when the program also occupied the newly built Kedzie Hall.
In 1908 the program moved to the newly built, and larger, Calvin Hall, and in 1909 the College was reorganized and the Division of Home Economics was created. Expansion in the programs offered through the division lead to the building of Thompson Hall in 1922 and then the Campus Creek Complex in the late 1940’s. In 1942 the division was renamed the School of Home Economics and at the 1963 reorganization was renamed the College of Home Economics. In 1960 the College occupied newly built Justin Hall.
The College of Home Economics became the College of Human Ecology in 1986. In 2019, it was renamed as the College of Health and Human Sciences.
Deans of the College –
1908 – 1918: Mary P. Van Zile, became Dean of Women until 1940
1918 – 1923: Helen B. Thompson
1923 – 1954: Margaret M. Justin
1954 – 1974: Doretta S. Hoffman
1975 – 1983: Ruth Hoeflin
1983 – 1998: Barbara S. Stowe
1998 – 2006: Carol E. Kellett
2006 – 2013: Virginia M. Moxley
2013 – present: John Buckwalter
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Complied and written by Jeremiah VanGilder, June 2011. Edited by Jarrod Kuckelman, January 2021.
Information from College/University Catalogs, campus directories, the University fact book, and information supplied by the College.
Also: Kellett, Carol and Alexandria Teagarden. Legacy of Leadership: Human Ecology at Kansas State University. Manhattan: College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University, 2010
Creator Source: Local Authority File