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Interview Summary

McGuinness, as a consultant with the National center for Higher Education Management Systems, worked with Gov. Paul Patton and his administration to craft the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Reform Act of 1997. In this interview, he details his role in the bill's formation, his consultations with the governor and his staff, his testimony before the legislative committees in support of the bill, his tours of the state's community and technical colleges before the bill's passage, and his analysis of the legislation's impact on higher education in Kentucky. He also discusses the national recognition Kentucky gained as a result of the measure. In addition, he assesses the system's strengths and weaknesses, and the presidency of Dr. Michael B. McCall.

Interview Accession

2014oh252_cc106

Interviewee Name

Aims McGuinness

Interviewer Name

James Savage

Interview Date

2014-09-04

Interview LC Subject

Education--Kentucky

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McGuinness, Aims Interview by James Savage. 04 Sep. 2014. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

McGuinness, A. (2014, September 04). Interview by J. Savage. Community Colleges of Kentucky: History of Kentucky's Community Colleges Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

McGuinness, Aims, interview by James Savage. September 04, 2014, Community Colleges of Kentucky: History of Kentucky's Community Colleges Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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