Joyner Residence Hall

Completed in 1948, Joyner was one of several new dorms built in response to the post—World War II increase in enrollment. Originally housing only men, the building was converted to a women's dorm in the early 1960s. It is named for James Y. Joyner, UNC class of 1881. Joyner had a long career in education, first as a school teacher and then as a faculty member and administrator at the North Carolina College for Women (now UNC-Greensboro). He was a classmate and friend of future governor Charles B. Aycock, who appointed Joyner to be superintendent of public education in North Carolina, a position he held until 1919. Joyner was a prominent supporter of public education throughout his life.