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    Dillard Board of Trustees Member is a Trailblazer PDF Print E-mail
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    Dillard Board of Trustees member and alumna Dr. Ruth Simmons discusses being a trailblazer in higher education for African American women. As a child,  Dr. Simmons questioned her mother about her eligibility for college. Not only was she encouraged to attend, she won a scholarship to Dillard University. Dr. Simmons went on to become the first African American to preside over an Ivy League School, when she was head of Brown University.

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