Interview with Richard Wilson

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1977 OH 018




Mr. Richard Wilson works as the educational feature writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal. He is familiar with Dr. Martin's career and relationship with the press.


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Interview with Richard Wilson

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Fraas, Elizabeth (Libby)


Wilson, Richard


Frankfort, KY

Time Summary

1-4 Introduction
23-34 Personal and professional relationship with Martin
34-59 Disagreements between Martin and the Louisville Courier-Journal's editorial page
59-67 Martin's reaction to story on censure of student regent by EKU's Board of Regents in 1969
67-92 Martin's reaction to Sedler's handling of coed's suit against EKU for sex discrimination
92-104 Martin's relationship with UK
104-114 Martin's intellect and pursuit of EKU's interests
114-124 UK's community colleges
124-14- Martin's ability to foresee new programs
140-185 Shift toward technological programs
185-200 History of Council on Public Higher education
200-224 Role of regional universities
224-239 Martin's relationship with CPHE
239-252 Martin's role in financing higher education
252-260 Martin's disagreements with CPHE's decision
260-272 University of Louisville's entry into state system
272-304 Merger of Chase Law School with Northern Kentucky University
304-335 Politics in public higher education
335-395 How college presidents are selected
395-408 Martin as a lobbyist
408-428 Martin's reaction to super board proposal
428-462 Martin's influence in political world
463-476 Martin's relationship with Kentucky governors; Combs and Breathitt
476-492 University status for regional colleges
493-501 Relationship with Governor Nunn
501-528 Relationship with Governor Ford
528-531 Relationship with Governor Carroll
531-549 Comparison of Adron Doran and Robert Martin
549-577 Martin as architect for finance plan for higher education
577-605 Martin's national stature
605-623 Comments on Martin's run for state senator
623-634 Comments on how Martin expressed dissatisfaction with Wilson's story
634-664 Steve Wilborn incident; comments on Martin's attitudes toward student rights at EKU
664-678 Relationship between Martin and Eastern Progress
678-690 Martin's attitude toward student rights
690-714 Relationship between Martin and presidents of bloc.
714-743 Relationship between Martin and presidents of regional colleges
743-791 Anecdotes about Martin
791-794 End





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