Interview with Charles E. Barnhart, November 4, 1997

Project: Charles Elmer Barnhart, Jr. Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In this last interview session of 1997, Dr. Charles E. Barnhart discusses some of the problems of being an administrator and the relationship to the faculty, especially between dean and the faculty at the University of Kentucky. He describes how "early academic professional experience is necessary to understand the problems of the people you are trying to help through your administrative efforts". Barnhart talks about the mission of the university and the continuing evolution of the educational system. He points out that the challenge to administrators is to understand the innovations and what is needed, and says the human elements remain pretty much the same. He recalls some of the political challenges of his position in terms of appointments and funding and the effort required to work towards attaining the maximum benefits for the College of Agriculture's program.

Barnhart reminisces about his personal life away from the university. He talks about his family and his hobbies. He recalls his involvement in professional societies, especially the American Society of Animal Science and points out that "his professional career probably pretty well influenced my life". He talks about meeting and marrying his second wife and their retirement places at Herrington Lake in Kentucky, and in Florida.

Interview Accession

1997oh078_af583

Interviewee Name

Charles E. Barnhart

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1997-11-04

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Barnhart, Charles E. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 04 Nov. 1997. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Barnhart, C.E. (1997, November 04). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Charles Elmer Barnhart, Jr. Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Barnhart, Charles E., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. November 04, 1997, Charles Elmer Barnhart, Jr. Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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