Nancy Schrom Dye ’69, associate dean at the University of Kentucky, became dean of the college, succeeding Professor of Religion H. Patrick Sullivan, who had served as dean of the college from 1978 until 1988.

A women’s historian, Dye was also appointed professor of history.  Her book, As Equals and as Sisters: Feminism, the Labor Movement and the Women’s Trade Union of New York appeared in 1980, and she co-edited Gender, Class, Race and Reform in the Progressive Era with Noralee Frankel in 1991.