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G. Edward Hughes (President, Gateway Community and Technical College) was the president of Hazard Community College from 1985-2001 and has been president of Gateway Community and Technical College since 2001. In this interview, Hughes discusses his career and his early opinion about the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act (House Bill 1). He explains Governor Patton's rationale for the reform and his grassroots approach. Hughes speaks about drafting the bill and input he and the other community college presidents had in that process and he describes an inclusive process in the creation of Kentucky Community and Technical System (KCTCS) as well. President Michael McCall's strengths and his expertise in training the KCTCS board are discussed. Hughes also shares his thoughts about why the merger has been positive for students and businesses and speaks about KCTCS's future.

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2010oh047_cc074

Interviewee Name

G. Edward Hughes

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Margaret Lane

Interview Date

2007-11-08

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Hughes, G. Edward Interview by Margaret Lane. 08 Nov. 2007. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hughes, G.E. (2007, November 08). Interview by M. Lane. Community Colleges of Kentucky: Metamorphosis, 1998-2008, Decade of Progress of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Hughes, G. Edward, interview by Margaret Lane. November 08, 2007, Community Colleges of Kentucky: Metamorphosis, 1998-2008, Decade of Progress of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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