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Interview with Otis Singletary

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Identifier:

1978 OH 105

Date:

5/3/1978

Description:

President Otis Singletary is a native of Texas and graduated with a Ph.D. in History from Louisiana State University. He was appointed President of UK in 1969. Prior to his appointment as President, he served as Chancellor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and as director of the Job Corps in the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration.

Rights:

Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.

Interviewer:

Wilburn, Mark S.

Location:

Lexington, KY

Duration:

:28:48

Time Summary:

0-02:0 Interviewer's introduction
02:0-03:35 Singletary's general background
03:35-04:15 First meeting with Dr. Martin
04:15-06:0 Dr. Martin and the CPHE and politics and education in general
06:0-07:35 Competition among state regional colleges with UK. The community college system
07:35-08:35 University of Louisville and Northern Kentucky University in the state educational system
08:35-10:10 Martin compared to other college presidents
10:10-11:10 Martin's relationship with former Kentucky governors
11:10-14:35 Martin and Dr. Sedler- the conflicts the two men had
14:35-17:0 Martin's personality and Ann Martin
17:0-18:40 Martin's relationship with the press
18:40-19:50 The Crane Report and the law enforcement program
19:50-21:30 Martin's retirement and state senate race
21:30-26:30 Martin's abilities as an administrator, financial expert, and political leader
26:30-28:0 Campus unrest in the late 1960's
28:0-29:20 Final remarks by President Singletary
29:20 End of tape

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