SUNY Buffalo State Oral Histories, 1975-1995
Interview with Dr. Barbara R. Frey


Interview with Dr. Barbara R. Frey


Sister Martin Joseph Jones

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Barbara Frey was born June 14, 1921. She received her B.Ed. in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo, New York. From 1943-1946 she was a primary teacher at public schools in Rochester, NY. She was campus school teacher at the State University College at Geneseo from 1946-1952. During her time as campus school teacher she received her M.Ed. in Elementary Education/Reading from Boston University. In 1952, Dr. Frey became elementary principal at public schools in East Aurora, NY, she held that post until 1960. She was a teaching associate at Indiana University from 1960-1962 and a lecturer from 1962-1963. In 1963, Barbara Frey was awarded her Ed.D. in Curriculum Administration from Indiana University.

In 1963, Barbara Frey became Professor of Education at the State University College at Buffalo. She was acting director of the Education Division there from 1973-1974. Dr. Frey was acting Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1974-1975, until she was named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs a post she held until 1976 when she became Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Frey held that post until 1978. She was acting President of the College from January to August 1979. After being acting President she returned to her role as Vice President for Academic Affairs; she stayed at that post until her retirement in July of 1983. She passed away on May 24, 2008.


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Interview with Dr. Barbara R. Frey