Frances Kinne

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Frances Bartlett Kinne (May 23, 1917 – May 10, 2020) was an American educator, administrator and author. She served as president of Jacksonville University from 1979 to 1989. She was the first female university president to hold office in the state of Florida, and second in the United States. Her memoir, Iowa Girl: The President Wears a Skirt, was published in 2000.

Kinne was born in Story City, Iowa. She turned 100 in 2017.[1] Kinne died on May 10, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 102.[2]

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  1. Duvall, Tessa (May 18, 2017). "As Frances Bartlett Kinne turns 100, friends and fans express admiration for pioneering educator". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  2. Jacksonville University bids farewell to Chancellor Emerita Frances Bartlett Kinne, 102