Interview with Thomas Myers

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  • Identifier: 1978 OH 111
  • Date: 4/24/1978
  • Interviewer: Ellis, William E.
  • Interviewee: Myers, Thomas
  • Description: Dr. Thomas Myers is a native of Ohio. He helped develop the Allied Health Program at Eastern and he is now serving as Vice President of Student Affairs. Dr. Myers worked under Dr. Robert Martin for 14 years.
  • Location: Richmond, KY
  • Duration: :46:28
  • Time Summary: 0-0:50 Interviewer's introduction
    0:50-02:50 Pause in Tape
    02:50-05:40 Myers' general background and educational background
    05:40-8:30 First meeting with Dr. Martin
    08:30-10:30 Development of the Health program at Eastern
    10:30-13:10 How Myers became involved with student affairs
    13:10-14:40 Dr. Martin's ability to develop new programs
    14:40-18:50 Myers' involvement with student affairs
    18:50-21:20 How Myers' role has changed over the years
    21:20-26:30 Problems encountered by Myers during the late 1960's
    26:30-28:20 Outside student agitation
    28:20-36:35 Dr. Martin's genius for dealing with people
    36:35-39:10 Compares Dr. Powell with Dr. Martin
    39:10 End of side 1
    0-06:50 Pause in Tape
    06:50-09:00 Dr. Martin's philosophy of education
    09:0-10:10 Dr. Martin's personality
    10:10-10:50 Compares Dr. Martin with other college presidents
    10:50-11:50 Martin's leadership on the Presidents Commission and Association
    11:50-12:40 Other educational programs that Martin developed
    12:40-13:50 Highlights of the Martin presidency
    13:50-15:20 Martin's race for the state senate
    15:20-15:40 Final remarks
    15:40 End of tape
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“Interview with Thomas Myers,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed August 4, 2020, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/648.