Interview with A. D. Albright, June 20, 1989

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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In this interview A.D. Albright describes Ted Gilbert, a former University of Kentucky Special Assistant for Institutional Planning. Albright states that this was a transitory position for Gilbert, because the "planning function" was not central to the university at that time. Albright also describes the transition of his own career from the University of Kentucky to the Council of Higher Education. He states that he felt that something could be done with the council to help higher education in the state. At the same time that he began considering a move to the Council of Higher Education, Murray State University was looking for a new president. Although Albright interviewed for the position, he states that the job was not right for him and he took the job with the Council of Higher Education. He describes the reaction of the press to his appointment.

A. D. Albright discusses his appointment to and his tenure with the Kentucky Council on Higher Education, a council which coordinates change and improvement to Kentucky's higher education institutions. He talks about the transition from working at the University of Kentucky to working on the council, discussing some concerns University of Kentucky administrators had with the position change. He then discusses the press reaction to his career change, as well as his work with fellow council members. Albright talks about the initiatives of the council during his tenure, including cooperation between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, the possibility of a Commonwealth University system, and the overall quality of education at Kentucky institutions. Albright talks about the budgeting process which occurred between Kentucky colleges and universities and the council, which was one of the main roles of the council.

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1989oh180_af371

Interviewee Name

A. D. Albright

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1989-06-20

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Albright, A. D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 20 Jun. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Albright, A.D. (1989, June 20). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Albright, A. D., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. June 20, 1989, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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