Gloria R. Williamson (married name) received her A.B. and M.A. degrees from California State College, Los Angeles. Her husband is Charles Henry Williamson.
In 1960 Gloria was a faculty instructor at Colorado State, where she was sponsor and advisor for the student Latin American Dance Club.
Her career at San Diego State began in 1961 when she was appointed Assistant Professor of Physical Education. Gloria was a dance specialist and taught dance courses, primarily folk dance in the Department of Physical Education. Before retirement, she was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Gloria retired as Emeritus Associate Professor of Physical Education in 1979.
In a 1998 ENS Majors’ Newsletter, Newsletter editor Dr. Rebecca Quinn wrote about Gloria: “Speaking of Gloria Williamson, one of the most beloved teachers our department has ever had, she and husband Chuck have moved back to California and Redding is the lucky city. Gloria says they love being surrounded by mountains and lakes, the snow caps in the distance and of course the back yard swimming pool.”
In 2017, web sources show Gloria and Charles live in Casa Grande, AZ, but also having lived in Coeur d’Alene, ID, and Redding, CA.