Beulah Harriss (1889-1977) | University of North Texas Special Collections
Name: Beulah Harriss (1889-1977)
Historical Note: Beulah Harriss moved from Nebraska to Texas to join the faculty of the North Texas State Normal College (now the University of North Texas) in 1914. She was the first woman hired as a member of the athletic faculty. Ms. Marriss supervised the women's athletic program. Ms. Harriss was also active in the community, organizing the Denton Girl Scouts in 1919. Ms. Harriss founded the Green Jackets Club in 1926 as a service and spirit organization at UNT. She served as a faculty advisor for this organization for four decades. Beulah Harriss retired in 1960 and died in 1977 at the age of 88.