In Memoriam: Roosevelt Ratliff Jr.

Roosevelt Ratliff Jr., professor of English and assistant vice president of academic affairs at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, died on July 4.

Prior to being named assistant vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Ratliff spent 10 years as head of the university’s School of Education. Earlier in his career, he taught at Stanford University, the University of District of Columbia, and Fayetteville State University. He served as president of the South Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Dr. Ratliff is a graduate of Alabama A&M University, where he double majored in history and English. He earned a master’s degree in education from Northeastern Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in educational administration degree from the University of Tulsa. Professor Ratliff earned an educational doctorate from Stanford University.

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  1. to Rosey’s Family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. We were colleagues at Stanford and enjoyed our learning experience and our small children….may God be with you during this time…..

    • Hi Bernard,

      Thanks for your words of condolences and prayers. Roosevelt often spoke to me about his time in graduate school at Stanford and the friends he met there.

      Warm wishes,


  2. Peggy,
    I was thinking of Rosey last night for some reason and went on line today to read of his passing. Elizabeth and I send our most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Rosey was a good man and I enjoyed his company greatly when we were at Stanford.


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