Interview with A. D. Albright, June 6, 1989

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In this interview, A.D. Albright describes some current events in higher education. He discusses the tendency of a university to isolate itself from the surrounding community and keep to itself. He provides his opinions on changing the names of state "colleges" to state "universities." He describes Northern Kentucky University (NKU) during his tenure there and explains the attempt of the administration at NKU to create interdisciplinary schools. He discusses the acceleration of the idea for regional universities and the growing belief throughout the 1970s that people should be able to get graduate and professional degrees near to their homes. Albright talks about a push to get NKU to open a medical center and his resistance to that idea. He also describes what traits he feels that an advocate for higher education in Kentucky should have.

Interview Accession

1989oh136_af369

Interviewee Name

A. D. Albright

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1989-06-06

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Albright, A. D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 06 Jun. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Albright, A.D. (1989, June 06). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Albright, A. D., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. June 06, 1989, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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