Lucile Hendrick served as Dean of Women from 1963 until her retirement in 1974. Prior to her service at Northwestern State, she was a teacher at Vivian High School, North Caddo High School and Byrd High School. Hendrick is a charter member of the Alpha Zeta chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta and an honorary member of Purple Jackets. She has been inducted into the Long Purple Line.