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Dr. Keith Bird (Chancellor, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, 1999-2009) is a national leader in community college development and was the first chancellor of Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). In this interview, Bird discusses his career in higher education, from a faculty position at University of Bridgeport to the presidencies of Central Carolina Technical College and two branches of the New Hampshire Community Technical College (NHCTC); and as deputy commissioner of the NHCTC system. He speaks about President Michael McCall's leadership and vision and being recruited by McCall. Bird describes his role in the KCTCS consolidation and the services and programs he initiated. He also talks about economic development research he has spearheaded and his prior experience with accreditation and workforce development.

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2010oh048_cc075

Interviewee Name

Keith Bird

Interviewer Name

Margaret Lane

Interview Date

2007-11-21

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Bird, Keith Interview by Margaret Lane. 21 Nov. 2007. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bird, K. (2007, November 21). Interview by M. Lane. Community Colleges of Kentucky: Metamorphosis, 1998-2008, Decade of Progress of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Bird, Keith, interview by Margaret Lane. November 21, 2007, Community Colleges of Kentucky: Metamorphosis, 1998-2008, Decade of Progress of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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