Interview with Otis Singletary


  • Identifier: 1978 OH 105
  • Date: 5/3/1978
  • Interviewer: Wilburn, Mark S.
  • Interviewee: Singletary, Otis
  • 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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“Interview with Otis Singletary,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed April 4, 2020,