Barbara Jungjohan, 79, a student affairs administrator and advocate for students with disabilities during her time at North Texas, died Aug. 21 in Denton.
In her work at UNT from 1970 to 1998, she directed many different student services and programs -- including student employment, student retention programs, cooperative education, the women's center and services for mature students, as well as disability accommodation. She also oversaw the annual Honors Day ceremonies. She was named associate vice president for student affairs in 1992 and dean of students in 1995.
“She is the catalyst for programs on campus for the disabled,” former dean of students Joe Stewart said in a 1985 North Texan profile of her. “Barbara is a highly motivated, high-energy individual. She operates on all eight cylinders.”
In 1981, she received a Governor's Citation from the Texas Rehabilitation Commission for her outstanding contributions. She co-wrote the book College Facilities and Services for the Disabled, which won an award from the President's Committee on Employment of the Disabled.
She also belonged to the National Rehabilitation Association, Texas Rehabilitation Association, Association of Higher Education and Disability, and the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators, as well as the Denton committee for employing people with disabilities.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Texas Woman’s University and her master’s degree from Baylor University.
Jungjohan was active in her church and was known for knitting hats for children and cancer survivors. She is remembered on campus for her quick smile and compassionate concern for students.