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Suddarth, Betty M.



  • Existence: December 12, 1928 - May 13, 2023

Biographical Information

Betty M. Suddarth worked at Purdue University from 1951-1996, first in admissions research at Purdue University and later as Purdue's first female registrar, a position she held from 1980 until 1994. Her research focused on student services, curriculum, recruitment, and enrollment. Suddarth received the Indiana Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Distinguished Service Award in 1988. Prior to receiving the award, she served as the Association's president in 1986. Suddarth retired as registrar in 1994 and, after staying on for two more years, officially retired in 1996 at which point the Purdue Board of Trustees approved Suddarth's emeritus status. Suddarth also served as the president of the Purdue University Retirees Association from 2007-2008.


MSO 1, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Betty M. Suddarth collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 44, Placement: 02, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSF 449
Scope and Contents Factors Influencing the Successful Graduation of Freshmen Who Enroll at Purdue University, 1957 Chart of Degrees Given by Purdue, circa 1956-1957
Dates: circa 1956-1957