Interview with A. D. Albright, October 25, 1988

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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A.D. Albright discusses his career development during the late 1950s and early 1960s. He describes changes at the College of Education in the late 1950s, and the strengths and weaknesses of various programs at the University of Kentucky including the sciences and mathematics. Albright was appointed provost of the university during this time, and he discusses some of the challenges he faced, which included resentment from other members of the faculty. He states that the language arts, including English and the foreign languages, needed more support. Albright remembers the vast majority of the student body was from central Kentucky at this time, and he talks about curriculum changes. Albright was then appointed to the position of executive vice president of the university where he dealt with the problems resulting from the advent of the computer, enrollment increases, and the lack of facilities on campus to deal with the increase in enrollment. Albright discusses Frank Dickey's resignation as president of the university and Dickey's feelings that he was not treated fairly.

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1988oh212_af330

Interviewee Name

A. D. Albright

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1988-10-25

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Albright, A. D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 25 Oct. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Albright, A.D. (1988, October 25). 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. October 25, 1988, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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