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Oral history interview with Rosemary McGee, 2004 [text/print transcript]

@ University of North Carolina at Greensboro

McGee, Rosemary


Rosemary McGee (1926 - ) graduated in 1947 from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos, Texas. In 1949, she received her master’s degree from Illinois State Normal University in Normal, Illinois, and her PhD from the State University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, in 1954. McGee served as professor, acting dean in the Physical Education Department, and dean of women at Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina, now UNC Greensboro. McGee discusses her personal history growing up in Texas, her education, and her career. She describes coming to Woman’s College to teach and her experience with the Physical Education Department, now the School of Physical Education. McGee recalls faculty life, the co-educational transition, the Civil Rights Movement, and the first African American students on the campus. She also discusses the establishment of master’s and doctoral degree programs for the Physical Education Department. McGee describes her experience and duties as the dean of women and the acting dean of Physical Education Department, during which she equalized salaries for women faculty. She recalls faculty committee politics and her decision to retire early. McGee also talks about her life after retirement, faculty attitudes toward co-education, and the influence of Chancellors William Moran and Patricia Sullivan.
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