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Bobbie L. Wilborn, retired department chair, College of Education

Bobbie L. Wilborn, College of Education faculty, obituaryBobbie L. Wilborn, 84, died Nov. 10 in Denton.

Wilborn taught at UNT from 1971 to 1994. She was a Meadows Honors Professor and chair of the Department of Counselor Education, and then the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Development.

She served as president of the North Central Texas Personnel and Guidance Association and the Texas School Counselor Association, and was active in the Texas Counseling Association, American School Counselors Association and the American Counseling Association.

Wilborn also served as president of Classroom Teachers of Dallas, District V of Texas State Teachers Association and the Texas Classroom Teachers Association. She was a member of the Texas State Board of Examiners for Teacher Education, Texas Teacher Education and Professional Standards Commission and the National Commission for Teacher Education and Professional Standards.

She taught in public schools Bellville, Silverton and Dallas.  She was named a Woman of Achievement in Education by the Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

Wilborn received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, master of science from the University of Colorado and doctor of philosophy from the University of Missouri.

She was named a Distinguished Alumna of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

She received recognition from UNT Honors Day, the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas, Texas Personnel and Guidance Association, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Wilborn was a frequent speaker and a widely published author in state and national journals, books and monographs.

Survivors include sister and brother-in-law, nephews and nieces.

Memorials may be made to the Bobbie Wilborn Scholarship at the University of North Texas.

Posted on: Tue 04 December 2012

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