AKA Great Lakes Region

Former Regional Directors



AKA Great Lakes Region

Former Regional Directors

Regional Director's Name Time of Service Initiation Chapter Last Membership
L. Pearl Mitchell* 1st Great Lakes Regional Director, 1929 - 1930 Initiated into Zeta Chapter, 1916 - Wilberforce University Member of Alpha Omega Chapter, Cleveland, Ohio
Margaret Davis Bowen* 2nd Great Lakes Regional Director, 1931 Initiated into Omicron Chapter, 1921 - University of Cincinnati Member of Sigma Omega Chapter, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mattie Dalton Jackson* 3rd Great Lakes Regional DIrector, 1932 - 1934 Initiated into Omicron Chapter - University of Cincinnati Member of Sigma Omega Chapter, Cincinnati, Ohio
Beulah T. Whitby* 4th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1934 - 1936 Initiated into Xi Chapter, 1922 - Detroit, Michigan Member of Alpha Rho Omega Chapter, Detroit, Michigan
Wilbretta Pope Johnson* 5th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1937 - 1938 Initiation Chapter Not Available Member of Alpha Omega Chapter, Cleveland, Ohio
Irene A. Graves* 6th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1938 - 1940 Initiated into Xi Chapter, 1928 - Detroit, Michigan Member of Alpha Rho Omega Chapter, Detroit, Michigan
Juanita Davis Webster* 7th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1941 - 1942 Initiated into Theta Chapter - The Ohio State Univeristy Member of Alpha Sigma Omega Chapter, Columbus, Ohio
Laura Thelma Fife Lovelace* 8th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1943 - 1946 Initiated into Omicron Chapter, 1934 - University of Cincinnati Member of Sigma Omega Chapter, Cincinnati, Ohio
Ruth M. Thomas-Hargrave* 9th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1948 - 1950 Initiated into Beta Chapter Member of Rho Omega Chapter, Wilberforce, Ohio
Fannette B. Norris* 10th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1950 - 1954 Initiated into Xi Chapter Member of Alpha Rho Omega Chapter, Detroit, Michigan
Gwendolyn C. Goldston* 11th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1954 - 1958 Initiation Chapter Not Available Member of Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter, Institute, West Virginia
La Rue Frederick* 12th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1958 - 1962 Initiated into Iota Chapter - University of Pittsburgh Member of Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bernice I. Sumlin 13th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1962 - 1966 Initiated into Zeta Chapter, 1946 - Wilberforce University Member of Beta Eta Omega Chapter, Dayton, Ohio
Thelma C. Hollis* 14th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1966 - 1968 Initiated into Beta Eta Chapter, 1936 - University of Michigan Member of Alpha Rho Omega Chapter, Detroit, Michigan
Altha C. Brown* 15th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1968 - 1972 Initiated into Zeta Chapter, 1942 - Wilberforce University Member of Rho Omega Chapter, Wilberforce, Ohio
Eva L. Evans, Ph.D. 16th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1972 - 1974 Initiated into Xi Chapter, 1954 - Eastern Michigan University Member of Delta Tau Omega Chapter, Lansing, Michigan
Madelyn H. Giddens* 17th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1974 - 1978 Initiated into Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter, 1947 Member of Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Gloria S. Smith, Ph.D. 18th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1978 - 1982 Initiated into Omicron Chapter, 1957 - University of Cincinnati Member of Delta Tau Omega Chapter, Lansing, Michigan
Bella G. Parker, Ph.D. 19th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1982 - 1986 Initiated into Delta Psi Omega Chapter, 1966 Member of Delta Psi Omega Chapter, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann C. Battles 20th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1986 - 1988 Initiated into Alpha Lambda Chapter, 1953 - University of Toledo Member of Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter, Toledo, Ohio
Emma Lilly Henderson 21st Great Lakes Regional Director, 1988 - 1990 Initiated into Chi Chapter, 1955 - Talladega College Member of Alpha Sigma Omega Chapter, Columbus, Ohio
Phyllis E. Robinson, Ph.D. 22nd Great Lakes Regional Director, 1990 - 1994 Initiated into Eta Iota Omega Chapter, 1976 - Inkster, Michigan Member of Eta Iota Omega Chapter, Inkster, Michigan
Patricia Petty-Wilson 23rd Great Lakes Regional Director, 1994 - 1998 Initiated into Nu Chapter, 1964 - West Virginia State College Member of Beta Beta Omega Chapter, Charleston, West Virginia
Rachel E. Ashburn Mallory 24th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1998 - 2002 Initiated into Theta Chapter, 1972 - The Ohio State University Member of Alpha Sigma Omega Chapter, Columbus, Ohio
Pamela L. Redden, M.D. 25th Great Lakes Regional Director, 2002 - 2006 Initiated into Alpha Omega Chapter, 1979 - Cleveland, Ohio Member of Alpha Omega Chapter, Cleveland, Ohio
Schylbea Jean Hopkins 26th Great Lakes Regional Director, 2006 - 2010 Initiated into Delta Phi Chapter, 1965 - Ohio University, Athens, Ohio Member of Alpha Rho Omega Chapter, Detroit, Michigan
Charlene Truitt Nelson 27th Great Lakes Regional Director, 2010 - 2014 Initiated into Alpha Lambda Chapter, 1974 - Toledo University, Toledo, Ohio Member of Beta Eta Omega Chapter, Dayton, Ohio

*Deceased


A History of the Great Lakes Region -  Every Chapter's History Is Precious 1924-2010,
Published and Copyright 2010, Editor-Octavia Walters Cabey