A Memorial will be held for Dr. Dolores Sandoval 1937-2015, in the Memorial Lounge, University of Vermont, April 21st, 2016 5-7 p.m. reception to follow Memorial Lounge. Dr. Sandoval joined the UVM faculty in 1971 and served for 28 years as a much loved teacher and scholar.
Dr. Sandoval received her B.S. from the school of Architecture and Design from the University of Michigan in 1960 and her M.A. and Ph.D in Education from Indiana University in 1970. She served UVM in numerous leadership roles: Assistant to the President for Human Resources, Chair of the Faculty Senate, Co-Chair of the Middle East Studies Program and Director of the Race and Culture Program. She was active in the Black and Third World Educators Organization, now the Alana Coalition.
In 1999 she painted a portrait of George Henderson, the first African American elected to Phi Beta kappa and UVM graduate, which is now on display in the Memorial Lounge at UVM. Dr. Sandoval's scholarship focused on the arts and international studies, in particular Africa, Middle East and Latin America. She was particularly proud of her children's book, Be Patient Abdul. She ran as a candidate for the U.S. House in 1990.
Donations towards a Memorial Tree can be made to UVM Foundation, attention Erika Nestor, 411 Main Street, Burlington, Vt. 05401.