Inez Van Horn is reported to have created the Collegiate ... at least in part, likely the straight away section.
She created it for her session skaters to help with their edge learnings.
The dance got into the RSROA very early [December 1939 'Roller Skating Tests'] thanks to Perry Rawson who added steps, which are likely the corner steps. - Robert Alsted
source: American Roller Skate Dancing Edition X, published 1980 by USAC/RS, copyright 1973 by Roller Skating Rink Operators Association