Interview with Robert Blake, December 10, 2004

Project: Community Colleges of Kentucky: Lexington Community College Oral History Project

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In this interview, Lexington Community College instructor, Robert Blake, discusses his career with the University of Kentucky, Lexington Technical Institute (LTI), and Lexington Community College (LCC). A witness to the launch of America's first nuclear submarine, Blake came to the University of Kentucky (UK) in the mid 1960s after a short navy career and teaching high school physics. Over the next four decades he taught courses in electrical engineering and witnessed the growth and evolution of LTI, including its transformation into LCC and the changes which came with LCC's conversion into a comprehensive community college in 1984. He describes construction of the Cooper Road campus and LCC's relationship with UK. Finally, Blake talks about LCC's merger with Central Kentucky Technical College within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).

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2005oh008_lcc006

Interviewee Name

Robert Blake

Interviewer Name

John D. Adams

Interview Date

2004-12-10

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Blake, Robert Interview by John D. Adams. 10 Dec. 2004. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Blake, R. (2004, December 10). Interview by J. D. Adams. Community Colleges of Kentucky: Lexington Community College Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Blake, Robert, interview by John D. Adams. December 10, 2004, Community Colleges of Kentucky: Lexington Community College Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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