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Hansen, Eleanor | Carleton College Archives

Name: Hansen, Eleanor
Variant Name: Ele Hansen

Historical Note: Eleanor (Ele) Hansen (1921 - 2013), was the chair of the Department of Physical Education for Women at Carleton from 1952 - 1986. While in this role, Hansen helped transform the women's physical education department at Carleton into a full-fledged athletics department, pushed for construction of the Cowling Recreation Center for women, helped promote Title IX before it became law in 1972, trained women's sports coaches from around the region and coached women's softball and cross country until her retirement.

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