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21 Rosalind Kolan Loring

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Personal Data

Born: September 19, 1917 in Philadelphia, PA

Died :December 18, 1995 in Los Angeles, CA

Married to Murrel Loring, daughter Sherry Loring-Warren, son David, three grandsons



1940  BA, Art and Education, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 

Graduate work at Oklahoma A&M University

1966  MA, Adult Education, UCLA

Additional graduate work, School of Management, UCLA














Teacher, Los Angeles City Public Adult Schools

Coordinator, Distributive Education, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Director, National Alliance of Businessmen's Vocational Guidance Institute


Director, Department of Daytime Programs and Special Projects, University Extension, UCLA


Associate Dean, University Extension, UCLA

Consultant to the National Endowment for the Humanities


Helped establish Vietnam Veterans Education programs, Continuing Education Programs for Women, the Educational Opportunity Center, and the Western Regional Center for the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Dean, College of Continuing Education, University of Southern California (USC)


Associate Provost, College of Continuing Education, USC


Responsible for overview of off-campus activities, development of policies dealing with outreach and distance learning, and coordination of international education programs.


Retired in 1984.




Awards and Honors


1976  Appointed by President Ford to the National Advisory Council on Extension and Continuing Education.

1978  Named one of the top 25 persons in national history for her contribution to the field of adult education in a survey conducted by the Commission of Professors of Adult Education.

1978  Faculty member and chairperson of the continuing education section of the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies in Austria.

1979  Faculty member of the Harvard University Management of Lifelong Education Program.

1986  Julius M. Holte Award for “unusual and extraordinary leadership” by National University Continuing Education Association.

National Honorary Member, Phi Chi Theta, National Professional Fraternity in Business and Economics.

Internationals Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame


Membership-Professional Organizations


President, Adult Education Association/USA (1976-77); Executive Board, 3 years; National Chairperson of the Annual National Adult Education Conference, 1971.

Board Member, National University Extension Association (1967-70)

National University Extension Association

American College Personnel Association






Professional Interest Areas


Continuing education in the university setting, curriculum development, women’s and veteran’s educational needs. Rosalind Loring felt that the mission of continuing education was to extend the resources of the university beyond traditional academic boundaries to serve the educational needs and interests of diverse populations, thereby making lifelong learning a reality. 


Major Contributions to Adult Education


Specialist in continuing education and advisor to US federal agencies.

Developed programs of continuing education for women and similar ones to raise the educational levels of veterans.

Founded the National University Extension Association section for continuing education programs for women.



Additional Resources



Photo Gallery









Interesting Facts


While attending the third annual conference of the Commission on the Status of Women meeting in Washington, DC on June 28, 1966, Rosalind Loring attended a meeting in Betty Friedan's hotel room with approximately 15-20 others.  The gathering ultimately led to the establishment of the National Organization of Women (NOW).



AEA/USA Candidates 1975 Elections. (1975). Adult Leadership, 5, 331.


Rosalind K. Loring, 78, Obituary in New York Times. Retrieved from internet http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D02E7DA1239F933A05751C1A963958260


Former Dean Named Assistant Provost. (October 5, 1982). [USC]Daily Trojan, 92(21), p. 1. Retrieved from http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll104/id/110510/rec/2


Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Monday, December 11, 1978.  Q & A column, USC Dean says Continuing Education is Continuing Growth.


Continuing Education Dean Named. (March 16, 1976). [USC] Daily Trojan, 68(94), p. 2. Retrieved from  http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll104/id/98668/rec/27








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