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A founding member of the KCTCS Board of Regents, and later its chair, Mr. Bean described his childhood in Lexington, during which he played neighborhood basketball with Adolph Rupp?s son and occasionally the coach; his education and service in Vietnam; his work with the UK Alumni Association; advisory service at Jefferson Community College; opposition to higher education reform efforts as a member of the UK community; his initial reluctance to serve as a member of the KCTCS regents as someone who had opposed reform; the early, chaotic days of the KCTCS board; its search for a system president, including the first failed search and the board?s decision not to hire interim President James Ramsey; the interim tenure of Dr. Jeff Hockaday; the hiring of Dr. Michael McCall; the relationship between McCall and the board; the move to consolidate community and technical colleges into districts; controversies surrounding McCall?s salary and the move to eliminate tenure; and his feelings about McCall as a person.

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2014oh228_cc098

Interviewee Name

Richard A. Bean

Interviewer Name

James Savage

Interview Date

2014-08-20

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Bean, Richard A. Interview by James Savage. 20 Aug. 2014. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bean, R.A. (2014, August 20). 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.

Bean, Richard A., interview by James Savage. August 20, 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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