Interview with A. D. Albright, May 2, 1989

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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In this interview, A.D. Albright discusses the 1970-1971 school year which followed his return from his sabbatical in Belgium. He describes the financial situation at the University of Kentucky, in particular the Penn Central investment scandal through which the university lost nearly a million dollars of University of Kentucky Research Foundation (UKRF) and UK Athletic Association monies. Albright provides his feelings that the university should not be in the stock market. Albright also discusses Kala Stroup's role as president of Murray State University and the role of a university president in general. He states that the growing emphasis on science and mathematics in higher education has resulted in a tendency to hire science and math PhD's as university presidents. He describes other trends in the backgrounds of university presidents over the past fifty years. Albright then discusses teacher certification and changing the way that teachers are educated in Kentucky.

Interview Accession

1989oh121_af366

Interviewee Name

A. D. Albright

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1989-05-02

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Albright, A. D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 02 May. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Albright, A.D. (1989, May 02). 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. May 02, 1989, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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