Interview with Otis A. Singletary, February 26, 1988

Project: Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Session Six focuses primarily on the years Dr. Singletary spent teaching at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty in 1954 and found himself the recipient of many teaching awards. In addition to teaching a full class load, he also wrote book reviews and served as an editor for Southwest Historical Quarterly. He discusses his membership in various historical organizations.

Singletary talks about being director of Plan Two, an honors program at Texas. After a few years he taught a reduced course load and moved into his first administrative position as Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences. He later became Assistant to the President. He mentions that while working at Texas, two colleagues, on different occasions, told him that he would one day be the president of a university. The interview concludes with his definitive move from teaching to administration. Singletary received a Carnegie Grant to travel throughout the country in order to gain different perspectives on how universities are administered. Upon completing this "research," Singletary was offered a position as Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Interview Accession

1988oh050_oas006

Interviewee Name

Otis A. Singletary

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1988-02-26

Interview LC Subject

Singletary, Otis A.

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Singletary, Otis A. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 26 Feb. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Singletary, O.A. (1988, February 26). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. 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 26, 1988, Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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