Hanes Hall was dedicated in 1953 as one of three new buildings for the School of Business Administration (Gardner and Carroll were the others). For several decades Hanes Hall was also the home of the university registrar and career services offices.
The building is named for Robert March Hanes, UNC class of 1912 and veteran of World War I. The Winston-Salem native had a very successful career in business, most notably as president of Wachovia Bank. He served in the state legislature, where he advocated for the establishment of a statewide sales tax, and on the UNC Board of Trustees. He was also active in the establishment of Research Triangle Park —the main administrative building at the park is named in his honor.
Date Established: 1950
Date Range: 1950 – Present