Otis Holloway Owens papers
Papers of this administrator in the Institute of Higher Education and Research at the University of Alabama who helped establish the University's Special Services Program, which offers academic and guidance services to those in need.
A 1958 graduate of Talladega College, Otis Holloway Owens attended Howard University and later received a MA degree in Student Personnel Administration from Syracuse University in 1962. Prior to joining the Institute of Higher Education and Research at the University of Alabama, Owens worked with the Job Corps Center for Women in West Virginia and at Virginia Commonwealth University. Through Owens’s efforts, the University of Alabama established the Special Services Program which offers academic and guidance services to those in need. Mrs. Owens participated in professional organizations such as the American Association for Higher Education, the American Educational Research Association, the Mid-South Educational Research Association, and the Southeastern Association for Community College Research. Her public service activities include, among others, serving on the Human Rights Committee for Alabama prisons and on the National Advisory Council of the Fanon Mental Health Research and Development Center, Los Angeles.
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