Mar. 26, 2017


Kalamazoo, MI


Est. 1877

Kalamazoo History

Women’s History Month Profile: Tish Loveless

Tish Loveless, Photo Courtesy of Kalamazoo College Tish Loveless, Photo Courtesy of Kalamazoo College

Ada Letitia Loveless, Ph.D. was lovingly known as “Tish” to many, including within the Kalamazoo College community. Loveless was an early and effective advocate for women’s athletics at K.

Loveless was the Director of Athletics at K from 1953 to 1986. During her service as the Director of Athletics, she established many new women’s varsity teams and was a successful coach.

In 1992, Loveless was inducted into the Kalamazoo College Athletic Hall of Fame. Additionally, in 2015, Kalamazoo College dedicated the “Tish Loveless Court” in Anderson Athletic Center to her honor.

Loveless lived 91 years and passed away in September 2016. Students and the community can continue to commemorate Loveless’s legacy by donating to the Tish Loveless Women’s Athletics Endowment.

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