Alice Stouffer Thurston

Alice Stouffer Thurston, 1937

B.A., Denison University
M.A., Northwestern University
Ph.D., George Washington University

Citation awarded June, 1987

Dr. Alice Stouffer Thurston graduated from Denison with departmental honors in psychology and went on to receive her master’s from Northwestern and a doctorate from George Washington University. She has served as president of two colleges on opposite sides of the country- Garland Junior College in Boston, Mass., and Los Angeles Valley College. At the time of her inauguration as president of Los Angeles Valley College it was noted that the college of approximately 25,000 students was at that time “the largest community college in America with a woman top executive.” She also has taught at the University of Illinois, the University of Missouri, the University of Maryland, and George Washington University.

She has published a variety of articles in professional journals and co-edited a book entitled Student Development in the Community Junior College. She’s been listed in Who’s Who in American Women and has received many professional and civic honors. She continues to serve her community on various boards and committees.