Martha E. Peterson 1916 - 2006 Madison, Wis.
No services are planned for Martha E. Peterson, 90, Madison, Wis., who died Friday, July 14, 2006, in Madison. She was born June 22, 1916, near Jamestown. She graduated from high school in Salina and from Kansas University in 1937. She received her master's degree in 1943 and doctorate in 1959, both in educational psychology, from KU.Miss Peterson was a mathematics teacher at high schools and KU. She later was assistant dean of women at KU and in 1952 was named KU's dean of women. In 1957 she became dean of women at the University of Wisconsin.She was named president of Barnard College in New York in 1967 and in 1975 became the first female president of Beloit College in Wisconsin.Survivors include her companion, Maxine Bennett.Memorials to the KU Endowment Association may be sent to P.O. Box 928, Lawrence 66044.