Interview with Beverly Yeiser


  • Identifier1978 OH 103
  • Date4/12/1978
  • InterviewerWilburn, Mark S.
  • IntervieweeYeiser, Beverly
  • DescriptionBeverly Yeiser is a native of Daviess County, Kentucky. He attended both Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. Mr. Yeiser owns and operates a poultry business. In 1974, Mr. Yeiser was appointed to the Board of Regents.
  • LocationLexington, KY
  • Duration:39:11
  • Time Summary0-01:0 Interviewer's introduction
    01:0-02:0 Pause in Tape
    02:0-03:0 Yeiser's general background
    2:0-4:45 Yeiser's selection to the Board of Regents
    04:40-07:50 Yeiser's first meeting with Dr. Martin. Dr. Martin's appointment to the presidency. The building program at Eastern
    07:50-10:05 Martin's relationship with the Board of Regents
    10:05-14:40 Martin's priorities; facilities and students
    14:40-18:10 Politics and education in Kentucky and Dr. Martin's influence
    18:10-19:50 Dr. Martin's relationship with other educational leaders
    19:50-21:20 The CPHE and its role in the educational system
    21:20-24:20 Dr. Martin's strengths and weaknesses
    24:20-25:10 Martin's relationship with the press
    25:10-25:45 Martin's retirement
    25:45-33:10 Powell's selection as president. Comparison between Dr. Powell and Dr. Martin
    33:10-35:30 Martin's relationship with the student body
    35:30-36:0 The ROTC program
    36:0-37:30 Role of the board of regents
    37:30-39:0 Martin's personality
    39:0 End of tape
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


“Interview with Beverly Yeiser,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed January 26, 2023,