Interview with Otis A. Singletary, August 2, 1990

Project: Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In session thirty eight, Dr. Singletary talks about George C. Herring, Jr. and his role on the long-range planning committee. He mentions his work on the Board of Trustees. A good deal of the interview concentrates on his role in the Cassidy controversy. The University of Kentucky had hired the lobbying firm of Cassidy and Associates to aid with a robotics program that had been created. It was a short-term contract that was later renewed by Dr. David Roselle. Issues began to arise when Singletary took a position as a consultant at Cassidy and Associates upon retiring from his position at Kentucky. He discusses the roles Elvis Starr and Frank Rose played and the federal funding that Kentucky received to finish the robotics center.

Dr. Singletary mentions the American Association of Universities and compares first tier and second tier universities. He discusses his attempt to reorganize the university's administration in June of 1982. He talks about Dean Charles E. Barnhart and Art Gallaher, the first chancellor of the Lexington campus. He touches on financial issues surrounding the medical center as well as the importance of retaining quality employees.

Interview Accession

1990oh230_oas038

Interviewee Name

Otis A. Singletary

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1990-08-02

Interview LC Subject

Singletary, Otis A.

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Singletary, Otis A. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 02 Aug. 1990. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Singletary, O.A. (1990, August 02). 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. August 02, 1990, Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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