nov 1, 1874 - Jennie Fowler William was hired.
Jennie Fowler was hired as the first female professor at IWU in the English department and was also elected as the literary department chair. She received same pay and equal treatment as her male counterparts.
Fry, Sue. Our Girls: How and Where to Educate Them. Illinois Wesleyan Publications, 1878.
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Designing Liberal Arts Experience