A portrait of Jessica Spalding Todd. Miss Todd began teaching at Oregon Normal School (ONS) in 1912 as a Critic Teacher in the Training School. She served as the Dean of Women at ONS from 1912 to 1931.
Dean of Women, Jessica Todd, stands in the covered porch of the Senior Cottage in the center of the photograph. In front of her is a garden box filled with plants, and behind her is the door to the inside of the building.
Jessica Todd served as Dean of Women, and was fundamental in making the dormitories "beautiful and inspiring places to live." Upon her retirement after nineteen years at Oregon Normal School, the board of higher education named the women's dormitory, which she oversaw, after her as Jessica Todd Hall, in "recognition of her superior ability and service."