Robert J. Kibbee, the CUNY chancellor, recommended Dr. Cobb, but faculty members, students and alumni preferred Dr. Hirschfield, a popular figure on campus. The decision rankled Dr. Cobb, and she eventually went to California. Dr. Cobb was taught from a young age not to let her race or gender hinder her ambition. Dr. Cobb was a dean at Connecticut College from 1969 to 1976, when she accepted the position at Douglass College. Dr. Cobb received numerous honorary degrees and other honors, and Douglass and Fullerton both named student housing for her.
Source: New York Times January 11, 2017 23:29 UTC