In Memory: Alice Cox

Alice Cox, who served as dean of student relations and associate professor in the College of Education from 1971 to 1978, died May 11 in Denver at the age of 77. Her memorial service was May 16. Joan Ray, professor, English, spoke at her service.

Dr. Cox’s obituary, as published in the Denver Post on May 14, follows:

Alice Carol Cox, 77, passed away May 11, 2010. Preceded in death by her partner of 43 years Jane Stanbrough, parents William Morgan Cox and Georgia Bennett Cox Weishaar, sister Georgia Marion Cox Carmody, and brother William Morgan Cox, Jr. She is survived by her sister Doris Cox Roth Byrnes, and brother in law Phil Carmody, Sr., 7 nieces and 4 nephews, many great nieces and nephews, 3 great-great nieces and nephew, and many friends. Alice was a graduate of Hardin High School, received a bachelor’s degree from MacMurray College, a master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Denver. From 1971 to 1978, she was Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Education at the University of Colorado. Alice retired from the University of California-Berkeley, where she was the Assistant Vice President of student academic services, a trustee of the College Board, and served as a liason between the university and and the California legislature. She was involved with student affirmative action, admissions, education abroad, intercollegiate athletics, university-wide publications and media programs. From 1969 to 1971 she was a counselor at Metropolitian State College in Denver, and while pursuing her Ph.D., from 1961 to 1969 she held various positions at UC Denver and Boulder, Colorado Women’s College and Loretto Heights College. From 1955 to 1960, Dr. Cox was a public school teacher in Illinois, Wyoming, and Alaska. Alice loved dogs, reading, travel, music, the arts, her family and an occasional glass of wine. Celebration of her life will take place Sunday, May 16th. Memorial donations may be made to Denver Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231.

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