A professor in the History Department from 1968 to 2010, Marysa Navarro was one of the first female faculty members to be hired and receive tenure at Dartmouth.
IMPACT ON DARTMOUTH
During the debate over coeducation, Navarro was the main advocate for bringing women to the Dartmouth campus rather than creating a campus for them across the river. She went on to found the Women's Caucus and co-found the Native American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies programs, serving as the latter's first chair.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Professor Navarro spoke openly about the importance of coeducation and the valuable ways women could—and would—contribute to the learning environment." —President Emeritus James Wright
When a number of her students were imprisoned for their involvement in an ROTC protest, Navarro made it possible for them to pass her classes by bringing them the necessary coursework.
Last Updated: 5/9/13