James Creasman entered the Arizona State Teachers College as a student in 1931.
Over a 54-year span he dedicated himself to his alma mater and left in 1984 after
working a total of 36 years for the institution. While in school, he was
student body president. He returned to ASC in 1947 to head the Alumni
Association and serve as director of Special Projects. Creasman was also the
driving force behind the final name change to ASU.
Katherine Klink Gammage arrived at ASC as the wife of President Gammage in 1950.
As a college president's wife, she was very supportive of the school, and
particularly of the Name Change in 1958.
Her contribution to the ASU community continued after the death of President Gammage,
and included taking responsibility for gifts and grants to ASU as a
forerunner of the Development Office. In addition, she founded the Friends of
Music, the History Associates, the ASU Foundation, the Friends of Channel 8,
and the ASU Library Associates. It has been said that she was responsible for
many of the major private gifts at that time. She has also served on many ASU
discussions and commissions on women's issues. The "first lady"
of ASU passed away in 1997.