Interview with Otis A. Singletary, March 8, 1988

Project: Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project

Interview Summary

This session continues with Dr. Singletary's experiences after he left the University of
Texas and moved into an administrative position as Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He discusses the problems he had playing the role of administrator as opposed to being a member of the faculty, and he recalls the effectiveness and amiability of certain administrators and their styles. He touches upon the role of financial and educational resources in a university. He compares universities such as Texas and North Carolina with other public institutions in the same state. He tells of his impressions of Greensboro and the work he did there.

In this interview, Singletary mentions his strong support of John F. Kennedy during the 1960 presidential race and his opinion of both Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. This leads into his recruitment by Sergeant Shriver to serve as Director of the Job Corps. Singletary brings up certain political ties he had that may have influenced the decision to interview him for the position. In fact, Mrs. Singletary's uncle was a senior member of the House of Representatives. He discusses the work he did as director, as well as relationships he forged with members of the Johnson administration.

Interview Accession

1988oh055_oas007

Interviewee Name

Otis A. Singletary

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1988-03-08

Interview LC Subject

Singletary, Otis A.

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Singletary, Otis A. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 08 Mar. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Singletary, O.A. (1988, March 08). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Singletary, Otis A., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. March 08, 1988, Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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