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In this interview, Robert Cornett, former Kentucky state budget director, discusses the inception of the University of Kentucky Community College System in 1962. He elaborates on the political and educational climate of the time, specifically governor Bert Combs' thought processes behind the system's genesis, as well as detailing the positives and negatives of the decision to affiliate the system with the University of Kentucky. He also speaks about his beliefs on education and the educational philosophy behind them, in addition to the relationship between Kentucky's universities and its state government.

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2004oh101_kh686

Interviewee Name

Robert Cornett

Interviewer Name

Adina O'Hara

Interview Date

2004-07-06

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Cornett, Robert Interview by Adina O'Hara. 06 Jul. 2004. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Cornett, R. (2004, July 06). Interview by A. O'Hara. 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.

Cornett, Robert, interview by Adina O'Hara. July 06, 2004, 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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