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College of Human Sciences

Optimizing Human Performance


The School Begins

Home Economics Program founded at Florida Female College.

1905
100 Years of History

Department of Home Economics designated the School of Home Economics.

1918

Margaret Sandels, Ph.D. became the first Dean of the School of Home Economics in 1922. The current department building newly constructed in 1956 is appropriately named after the school’s first Dean.

1922

First Master of Science in Home Economics offered.

1926

The Ph.D. Program in Home Economics authorized by Board of Control.

1947

The Interdivisional Ph.D. Program in Marriage and Family established.

1950

The School of Home Economics moved into the new Sandels Building.

1956

Hortense Glenn was appointed the second Dean of the School of Home Economics in 1958. While acting as dean, Glenn worked hard to build a faculty with a national reputation, excellent teaching skills and collegiality.

1959

The School of Home Economics is organized into four departments.

1965

Third Dean, Margaret A. Sitton, responsible for the transition to renaming the School of Home Economics to the School of Human Sciences.

1972

The College of Home Economics renamed the College of Human Sciences.

1989

Penny A. Ralston became the College of Human Sciences’ fourth dean in 1992. During her fourteen-year tenure, Dean Ralston helped set the stage for the growth of the college with innovative research and academic programs.

1992

Family Institute established.

1994

Sandels Building renovated and rededication ceremony held.

1998

Dr. Billie Collier became the Dean of the College of Human Sciences and Professor of Textiles and Consumer Sciences in 2006.

2006

Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging established and Athletic Training Education Program receives 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

2010

Institute of Sports Science and Medicine established.

2011

Dr. Michael Delp is the current Dean of the College of Human Sciences.

2014

2018
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