THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Dr. Mildred Bernice Bulpitt
April 3, 1926 – August 21, 2015
“We need organizations like (VFA) to have younger people take our place.”
Community college faculty member and administrator. Co-founded a chapter of the Association for Women’s Active Return to Education in Arizona, 1966 – 1967. Member of the subcommittee on education, Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women 1968–1974. Helped organize the AZ chapter of WEAL, serving as its second president, 1972. Chaired the Commission on the Status of Women, Maricopa Community College District, 1972-1974. Member of the Arizona State Department of Education task force to develop Title IX guidelines for the public schools, 1975. Coordinated an organization of the American Association of Women in Community and Junior Colleges, 1973 –1974; served as national president, 1975 –1983. Co-wrote a proposal that resulted in funding for the National Institute for Leadership Development, and served as director of the program. Member of the founding board of Arizona Women in Employment and Education, 1984. In 1986, helped organize the first Arizona Women’s Town Hall; chaired the second one in 1987. B.A., University of Connecticut (1948); M.A., Washington State University (1950); EdD from Arizona State University (1970).
More About Mildred:
- Mildred’s remarks, VFA Salute to Arizona Feminists, Phoenix AZ, May 6, 2007
- Cited in Barbara Love’s book, Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, page 64