Remembering Elizabeth “Betty” Rawlins ’67MSEd, ’03HD

Elizabeth Rawlins at the podium during the 2023 Black Alumnae Symposium

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Simmons Dean Emerita Elizabeth B. Rawlins ’67MSEd, ’03HD – a beloved member of our community for more than 50 years – has passed away.

A believer in the transformative impact of learning and education, Rawlins was an alumna of Simmons’ graduate urban education program. She went on to serve in a variety of roles at our institution – working with and mentoring students as a lecturer, associate professor, professor, and associate dean. Her kindness and love for Simmons infused so much of her life, and this institution will long continue to benefit from her passion, advocacy, and generous spirit.

Read President Wooten’s full message about Dean Rawlins’ legacy and impact.

Elizabeth "Betty" Rawlins

Elizabeth “Betty” Rawlins ’67MSEd, ’03HD

1927 — 2024



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