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 [September 1938 "Roller Skating Tests"] thanks to Perry Rawson who added steps, which are likely the corner steps. - Robert Alsted
Note: A combination of the Man's and Lady's steps for solo skating is the MaryLee Foxtrot
source: American Roller Dance Skating, 12th Edition, USAC/RS Part I 1989
source: American Roller Skate Dancing Edition X, published 1980 by USAC/RS, copyright 1973 by Roller Skating Rink Operators Association
source: Amateur Skater's Hand Book 2nd edition, ARSA, 1953
note: steps 2 (man) and 5 (lady's) are 'cut steps' also known as 'dropped chasse's - later changed to plain inside edges
source: Roller Skating Dance Tests, Roller Skating Rink Operators Association of the United States (RSROA), First Edition, September 1938
note: parts of pages removed to improve clarity and flow of description, no dance diagrams were published at the time.