Two women served as Dean of Women at UNC, before the position was renamed in 1973 -- Inez Koonce Stacy, from 1919 to her death in 1946, and Katherine (Kitty) Carmichael from 1946 to 1973. Carmichael became the Assistant Dean of Student Services in 1973.
Dean Carmichael was responsible for enforcing separate rules for women, including a dress code. The dress code (skirts and blouses for every day, heels and suits for football games) for women was not lifted until 1967. Even at that time, shorts and pants were not permitted in classrooms, dining rooms, the library, or administrative buildings including South Building.
Listen to Mary Turner Lane, Professor of Education and the first director of the Women’s Studies program, tell about Dean Carmichael.