Margaret O. Gulley retired after 33 years with the Department of Pathology. She began as a stenographer. As business manager, she administered the operation of a department involved in both clinical and basic science that had more than 400 affiliated faculty, staff members and students as well as a multi-million-dollar budget.
A letter nominating Gulley for the award called her an ideal University employee who is knowledgeable and supportive of academic goals. Gulley’s citation also noted the honor and admiration she had earned because of her energy and willingness “to take on any problem and bring to it fresh imagination.”
She was a charter member of the Faculty/Staff Recreation and UNC Managers’ associations. She also was a board member of the Victory Village Day Care Center and of the local chapter of Altrusa, an international service organization.
Before coming to work for UNC, Gulley was the liaison between American Red Cross Hospital Service in the Far East and the Swedish Red Cross Hospital in Korea.
A native of LaSalle, Illinois, she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and education from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in administration from UNC.