Jewel Plummer Cobb


Age: 92

biologist and the first black woman to lead California State University at Fullerton after being passed over the presidency of Hunter College in a decision that led to accusations of racism and sexism against the City University of New York trustees who was widely reported to be the first black woman to head a major university in the western U.S. when she was appointed president of Fullerton in 1981, but who retired in 1990.

Cause of Death: Alzheimer's disease

Born: January 17, 1924

Died: January 1, 2017

Maplewood, New Jersey