Julia Collier, a retired vice president at Goucher College, where she also had been dean of students, died Tuesday from complications of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 76.
The daughter of Charles Collier and Marion Lasher Collier, fruit farmers, Julia Collier was born and raised in Claverack, N.Y., where she graduated in 1958 from high school.
After earning a bachelor's degree in 1962 from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y., she began teaching math at Rye Country Day School in Rye, N.Y.
In the early 1960s, she was recruited to teach math at a private school in Hawaii where she met her first husband, Peter Adams, a West Point graduate.