Interview with James Kerley, March 22, 2005

Project: Community Colleges of Kentucky: Lexington Community College Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview, Jim Kerley, president of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC), discusses the jobs he held before becoming president of Bluegrass Community and Technical College. He details his early life growing up in rural Tennessee, including his education at Tennessee Tech University, his time in the Navy, and his graduate education at The Citadel and Florida State University. Kerley elaborates on his progression into higher education administration, beginning first with chairing an undergraduate teaching education department at Union College, and finally becoming the president of Hopkinsville Community College in 1989

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2008oh152_lcc011

Interviewee Name

James Kerley

Interviewer Name

Rick Smoot

Interview Date

2005-03-22

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Kerley, James Interview by Rick Smoot. 22 Mar. 2005. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Kerley, J. (2005, March 22). Interview by R. Smoot. Community Colleges of Kentucky: Lexington Community College Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Kerley, James, interview by Rick Smoot. March 22, 2005, Community Colleges of Kentucky: Lexington Community College Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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