Interview with Otis A. Singletary, June 19, 1990

In this interview, Dr. Singletary spends a great deal of time focusing on environmental issues at the University of Kentucky. It was during the 1981-1982 term that a controversy arose regarding the use of Robinson Forest. Terry McBrayer suggested mining Robinson Forest in hopes of alleviating some financial stresses at Kentucky. Jesse Dukeminer, an environmentalist from UCLA, came to Lexington to address issues Kentucky was facing. George Denmark, the dean of the College of Education resigned in 1982, and Singletary talks about his feelings regarding that move. He also discusses how he felt about other deans of the College of Education including Lyman Ginger and Frank Dickey. He states that he did not attempt to rank the colleges at U.K. He discusses the appointments of Richard Domek as Dean of the College of Fine Arts, and Robert G. Lawson as Dean of the Law School in 1982. Singletary gives his opinions about the SEC having its own tournament in addition to the NCAA tournament. He talks about Coach Rick Pitino hiring a female men's basketball coach. He concludes this interview by revisiting the issues that arose between Rick Pitino and Sean Sutton, the previous coach's son, regarding Sutton's recruitment by the University of Kentucky.

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