Interview with Don W. Byars, II, May 25, 2004

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Don W. Byars II worked at the University of Kentucky Office of Admissions in various capacities, including Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Senior Association Admissions Director as well as Director of Minority and Community College Services. He worked extensively to recruit African American students to UK and improve the quality of life for minority students at UK. In this interview, Byars discusses his role in recruiting African American students to UK and his efforts to change the perception of UK as a racist institution. He also discusses how youth and their needs have changed over the years during his work in admissions.

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2004oh098_af668

Interviewee Name

Don W. Byars, II

Interviewer Name

Bradley Goan

Interview Date

2004-05-25

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II, Don W. Byars, Interview by Bradley Goan. 25 May. 2004. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

II, D.W. (2004, May 25). Interview by B. Goan. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

II, Don W. Byars,, interview by Bradley Goan. May 25, 2004, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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