Mary Alice Hill was the first woman who had ever been athletic director at a major college that plays football.

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Stephen Meyer and the Reader

Mary Alice Hill, the Butcher Shop, Ron Mix, USIU, Gagosian mansion, Barrio Logan trouble, UCSD Med School, SD Historical Society origins

Stephen Meyer wrote for the Reader from 1984 through 1987. Editor's picks of stories Meyer wrote: You can run but you cannot hide (at least not in Tijuana) When two Mexican police officers and two ...

San Diego institutions and their rocky histories

The Butcher Shop, Balboa Theater, SDSU, Convis, USIU, America's Cup, SD-IV Railroad, San Diego Mission

Big beef in Mission Valley The judge warned Buckner and DePhilippis that if they had notions of assaulting and battering one another in the hallway, law enforcement officers were close at hand. Buckner has also ...

SDSU athletic director suffers ignominy

The fall of Mary Alice Hill

At 11:00 a.m. on July 24, 1985, a day one local writer called “Black and Blue Wednesday,” San Diego State University athletic director Mary Alice Hill abruptly fired two staff members and severed the contract ...


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