Jacqueline Grennan Wexler (1965-1969)

  • Born in Illinois. President Wexler
  • A.B., Webster College; M.A., Notre Dame University
  • Was a member of President Kennedy's Advisory Panel on Research and Development in Education and the steering committee for Project Head Start.
  • Helped secure numerous grants from major foundations, including the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation, which helped fund innovations in the teacher education curriculum.
  • Was instrumental in the transfer of ownership of the college to a lay board in 1967.


Jacqueline Grennan Wexler resigned her position at Webster College in 1969. More information about her impact and legacy is available in the Jacqueline Grennan Wexler Collection.


Wexler became president of Hunter College in New York in 1970. A finding aid containing a detailed biographical sketch and information about her years at Hunter College is available.