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Ken Walker, the retiring Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) vice president, discusses his childhood in rural Nelson County, Kentucky; his early education; his parents; his summer job at Jim Beam Distillery; his undergraduate and graduate tenures at the University of Kentucky during the early 1970s; his career at what is now the Council on Postsecondary Education; the development of postsecondary education funding models and a demographic database collection system; and the effects of federally mandated desegregation efforts in the early 1980s on postsecondary education and the state budget process. This is the first interview of two.

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2015oh251_cc120

Interviewee Name

Ken Walker

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James Savage

Interview Date

2015-01-16

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Walker, Ken Interview by James Savage. 16 Jan. 2015. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Walker, K. (2015, January 16). 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.

Walker, Ken, interview by James Savage. January 16, 2015, 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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