Publicist; administrator; author. Born– Birmingham, March 26, 1942. Parents– Leonard P. and Betty Lou (Durham) Bryant. Married– Lee Norcross Allen, August 24, 1963. Children–two. Education; Samford University, A.B., 1964; Emory University, M.B.A., 1984. Worked for Southern Baptist Convention Women’s Missionary Union, 1964-1989; Executive Director Sesquicentennial Commission, Samford University, 1989-1992; Executive Director, American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges, 1993- . Contributor to religious periodicals and denominational publications. Member Baptist Public Relations Association (president, 1971-72); Horizon 280 Association, Women in Communications. Chair of Public Relations Advisory Committee of executive committee of Southern Baptist Convention. President of Women’s Department of the Baptist World Alliance, 1990-95. Samford Alumna of the Year, 1980.
Contemporary Authors online; Marquis Who’s Who online.
The New Lottie Moon Story. Broadman, 1980.
A Century to Celebrate; A History of the Woman’s Missionary Union. WMU, Southern Baptist Convention, 1987.
Laborers Together with God; Twenty-two Great Women in Baptist Life. WMU, Southern Baptist Convention, 1987.
The Boaz Heritage; A Centennial History, 1897-1997. Boaz; The City, 1998.
Christ Is Our Salvation; A Life Story of Paul and Katy Piper. Birmingham; Samford University Press, 1998.
The Courage to Care: The Story of Ida B. Moffett. Samford University Press, 1988.
The History of the Woman’s Missionary Union. Convention Press, 1976.
Outward Focus; the First Fifty Years of Mountain Brook Baptist Church, 1944-1994. Birmingham; The Church, 1994.