December 24, 1931—January 22, 2019

Dr. Wynn retired in 1998 after 41 years at Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University), including nearly a quarter century as a senior athletics administrator.  A native of Hartville, MO, and 1953 SMS graduate, Wynn organized women’s athletics competition in 1958 with volleyball and tennis teams. She coached volleyball until 1972, guiding the 1969 team to ninth in the first AIAW championship, and led the tennis program until her appointment as director of women’s athletics in 1975.  She also coached swimming and track.  Wynn worked as a teacher and coach and helped make SMS a dominant member of the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference and Missouri Valley Conference after the university moved to Division I in 1982.  Wynn played a major role from the days SMS women’s teams operated from within the physical education department to the time SMS became a charter member of the AIAW and then moved to the NCAA in 1982.