Levine, Adele (1928-2008)

Levine, Adele (1928-2008)

Date Updated



Secondary Education, Teacher Education

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Western Reserve, BA, MA

McGill University, Teaching Diploma

Teaching Experience

UC Extension

San Jose State University, 1973-1991

Cal State Hayward, 1967-1973

San Leandro High School, 1955-1960

Cleveland area schools, 1950-1955

Montreal Elementary, 1946-1950

Administrative and Professional Experience

Adjunct Staff/Consultant, Institute for Development of Educational Ideas (I/DIE/A) Dayton, OH.

Menlo Trading Company, Director of Human Resources.

Senate Appointee to Calif. Student Loan Commission.

Personal Commentary

After I retired, I committed myself totally to spending time with my husband. We traveled extensively in U.S. (Boston, North/South Carolina, Washington, D.C., Williamsburg and Civil War Trail, the Amish country, the Southwest Indian Territory, the Rockies, Ashland, the Sierras, The Deserts of Borrego Springs and Tucson area •..). Our international travels included Turkey, Morocco, Switzerland, England, France, Canada, Costa Rico. We are great enthusiasts of elderhostel travel!

When he died, July 1995, I was appointed to the California Student Aid Commission by Senate President pro tern, Bill Lockyer (a former student!). The Commission is made up of dynamic, bright, powerful people committed to providing higher education as investment in California's future. My appointment expiration date is O‑O‑00! Imagine‑‑the next century is almost here!

This past year another former student, Russell Means, paid tribute to me in his autobiography Where White Man Fears to Tread‑‑a source of pride.

Life is full of friends all over the world and wonderful family. I am blessed.

Date Completed: 9/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Levine, Adele (1928-2008)