Interview with A. D. Albright, November 15, 1988

Project: A.D. Albright Oral History Project

Interview Summary

A.D. Albright describes John Oswald's administration as president of the University of Kentucky. Oswald came from the University of California and Albright recalls how much Oswald wanted to change little things, like his office. He describes how Oswald wanted the minimum amount of information in order to make a decision, and he remembers that he never really discussed his job responsibilities with Oswald. Albright states that Oswald had many enemies and that he was criticized for wanting to do things the way that they were done in California. Albright recalls instances when Oswald supported him, particularly one incident involving the medical center's budget. He discusses Oswald's philosophy and states that Oswald saw athletics in a supporting role and considered teaching, research, and public service as the mission of the university. Oswald was also very supportive of the community college system, and did many things to bolster research and graduate education at UK, according to Albright.

Interview Accession

1988oh214_af332

Interviewee Name

A. D. Albright

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1988-11-15

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Albright, A. D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 15 Nov. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Albright, A.D. (1988, November 15). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. A.D. Albright Oral History Project . Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Albright, A. D., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. November 15, 1988, A.D. Albright Oral History Project , Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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