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Betsy Vogel Boze was recently inducted into the C.E. Byrd High School Hall of Fame in Shreveport, Louisiana. This honor has been bestowed on only 117 individuals: less than 1/3 of 1 percent of Byrd's 35,000 graduates. Byrd is a magnet high school known for its eminent science and mathematics programs.
During her time at C.E. Byrd, Betsy Vogel Boze was a leader in environmental and social justice, seeking to end segregation in public schools, leading a moratorium again the Vietnam War and raising awareness about environmental concerns. Notably, Betsy Vogel Boze sewed the flag for the inaugural Earth Day celebration, the first recorded flying of the Ecology or Theta flag. She was the editor of her high school newspaper, marched with the prestigious Drum Corps. As President of the Junior Medical League she volunteered her time at two area hospitals. Appropriately, she was the President of the Future Teachers of America.
While still in high school, Boze took courses at Centenary College, enabling her to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in three years. She earned her Master of Business Administration at the Cox School of Business at SMU and studied international management at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Boze has lived in seven countries and has studied Spanish at the ITESM (Monterrey Institute of Technology) in Monterrey, Mexico, and Japanese at International Christian University in Mitaka, Japan. Dr. Vogel Boze earned her Ph.D.in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.
Betsy Vogel Boze has held several faculty and administrative positions. Early in her career she taught at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York and the University of Maryland University College in Japan, Germany and Italy, as well as the Munich campus. After earning her doctorate she taught at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana and The University of Alaska Anchorage. Dr. Boze was a Visiting Faculty for Portland State University in Khabarovsk [ÃÂ¥ÃÂ°ÃÂ±ÃÂ°ÃŒÂÃ‘Â€ÃÂ¾ÃÂ²Ã‘ÂÃÂº] in the former Soviet Union and held a Research Faculty appointment at Texas A&M University where she was a Co-Director of the Texas Center for Ports & Waterways.
Boze served as the inaugural dean of business for the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (UTB/TSC) in a unique academic partnership. Dr. Boze recruited the most diverse faculty of any US School of Business, doubled the School of Business enrollment and worked closely with AASCB: The Association for the Advancement of Schools and Colleges of Business as Chair of the Women's affinity group, WAME (Women in Management Education) for many years. She was an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow and worked with the ACE Office of Women in Higher Education as the Texas Coordinator of "The Network," a state based network of women university administrators. She continues to serve on the Editorial Board of the ACE Network News.
A member of the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, she partnered with the Brownsville Independent School District to create a business magnet high school. She served on the board of Success By Six to ensure that all children were academically prepared for school by age six. Boze participated in the Higher Education Resource Symposium (HERS) Bryn Mawr summer institute for women in higher education administration and has returned there as a speaker and mentor. She was a Master Planner in the development of the Texas TeleCampus among other noteworthy accomplishments.
Boze is a graduate of Leadership Texas, Leadership America and Leadership Stark County and is profiled in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the Southwest, Who's Who in American Women.
Dr. Boze oversaw significant advances as the Dean and Chief Executive Officer of Kent State University at Stark. Under her leadership the campus developed into a four year comprehensive liberal arts university with professional graduate degree programs. By better positioning the