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Mrs. Luallen discusses her entry into politics working on the U.S. Senate campaign of then-Governor Wendell Ford; Ford's influence on her decision to enter a life of politics; her association with Paul Patton and her observations of his gubernatorial campaign; her hiring as first deputy cabinet secretary and then ascension to secretary; the 18-month study of higher education reform; the machinations behind reform and the public outcry over it; the building of the KCTCS system; the importance of the first permanent president; her disappointment in Patton's sexual scandal, and the political implications that she contends resonate still; her decision to run for auditor; the operations of the auditor's office; her audits of various government entities and convictions that resulted; her audit of the state's university systems; her pride in being a part of higher education reform; and her life in retirement.

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2014oh225_cc095

Interviewee Name

Crit Luallen

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James Savage

Interview Date

2014-08-14

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Luallen, Crit Interview by James Savage. 14 Aug. 2014. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Luallen, C. (2014, August 14). 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.

Luallen, Crit, interview by James Savage. August 14, 2014, 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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