Interview with Otis A. Singletary, February 18, 1991

Project: University of Kentucky Presidents' Journal: Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In his last interview, Dr. Singletary discusses the media's reaction to the announcement of his retirement. He looks back on his time spent at the University of Kentucky and comments on what he feels his greatest successes are and the type of legacy he has left. He spends a good deal of time talking about the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees and the appointment of trustees. Singletary compares U.K. to other universities in the state and the problems that they have faced. He discusses the procedure of recruiting a new president and his role in that process.

Dr. Singletary reflects on his administration and those he worked with throughout his entire term as university president. Singletary compares his growth from his arrival at Kentucky until his retirement, and talks about the success he felt giving his final commencement address as president. He discusses the dedication of the Singletary Center for the Arts. His approach to retirement was matter-of-fact and he describes regrets he had as he left the university.

Interview Accession

1991oh103_oas045

Interviewee Name

Otis A. Singletary

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1991-02-18

Interview LC Subject

Singletary, Otis A.

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Singletary, Otis A. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 18 Feb. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Singletary, O.A. (1991, February 18). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Presidents' Journal: Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Singletary, Otis A., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. February 18, 1991, University of Kentucky Presidents' Journal: Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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