|Women were first admitted to the Pomona campus
in 1961. 322 women and 2,750 men arrived for classes in the fall,
establishing a ratio of roughly one woman to nine men. Male students
registered both pleasure and resentment at the changed atmosphere
on campus. According to the faculty, the women students clearly
outshone the male students in literary skills and were perceived
by some men as an academic threat. Initially women, unlike men,
had to conform to a dress code and faced curfew hours. Dr. Mary
Etta Murray (later Selle) was the first and only Dean of Women.
The campus later adopted the standard operational organization
used by all California state colleges and eliminated the different
treatment of women students.