Jewel Plummer Cobb
 


 

Age: 92



Summary: 
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



Location:
Maplewood, New Jersey