Katherine K. Carmichael

Katherine K. Carmichael

Katherine K. Carmichael

Associated Building(s): Carmichael Residence Hall;

Other Relationships: Professor of English, Dean of Women

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

Lifespan: 1912/1982

Race: White

Sex: Female

Relationship(s) to University: Administrator, Professor

Era(s): 20th Century Modernization

Involvement(s): Women's Rights

Narrative: http://unchistory.web.unc.edu/building-narratives/carmichael-residence-hall/

More info: https://museum.unc.edu/exhibits/show/names/carmichael-residence-hall

Latitude/Longitude: 33.521762, -86.826133

Katherine Kennedy Carmichael was an English professor who became Dean of Women. During her tenure as dean from 1946-1972, the number of women students at UNC increased from 16 to 37 percent. Her office also enforced dress codes, curfews, and rules about ladylike behavior for female students.

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