Dr. Eugenie Andruss Leonard, 92, a former professor of education and dean of women at Catholic University, died Feb. 19 in a nursing home in Tucson. She had arteriosclerosis.
Dr. Leonard came to Washington in 1939 to work for the old U.S. Office of Education. She joined the faculty of Catholic University a year later and was named dean of women in 1942. She retired in 1957. She left the area in the mid-1960s and was a resident of Tucson at the time of her death.
She was a member of the American Association of University Women and the American Personnel and Guidance Association. She was the author of several works dealing with the role of women in colonial America.
Dr. Leonard was born in Dallas and reared in Seattle. She earned a bachelor's degree at the University of California at Berkeley and a doctor's degree in educational psychology and religious education at Columbia University.
Before coming to Washington she had been dean of women at Syracuse University from 1930 to 1935, then dean of women and vice president at San Francisco Junior College.
She was the widow of Dr. Robert J. Leonard, a professor at Columbia University, who died in 1929.
Her survivors include a daughter, Eugenie L. Mitchell of Colorado Springs; a sister, Claudine Hopkinson of Reseda, Calif.; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.