“It was never a realistic goal for me to be a doctor,” she said “This was the 1960s and this was pre-Title IV.”
She didn’t grow up to be a medical doctor or a veterinarian for that matter. But Bishop did grow up to be the first woman to hold the position of chief operating officer and vice president at East Tennessee State University.
Last October, Bishop was one of six women inducted into the Tennessee Women's Hall of Fame, joining previous inductees Martha Craig Daughtrey, Jane Eskind and Pat Head Summitt.
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