Interview with Otis A. Singletary, February 6, 1990

Dr. Singletary begins this interview with a discussion of Jack Blanton and his work as vice president for Business Affairs. He reflects on the work of Joe Burch, Bob Zumwinkle, and Lynn Williamson. Singletary talks about the role of civic virtue at the University of Kentucky. During 1978, the dedication of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging took place. Singletary talks about not only statewide government, but also gives his opinion about Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. In the fall of 1979, the federal government established the Department of Education and Singletary gives his opinion and projected effects of the federal department. It was also during this time that the Center for the Arts opened and he mentions the purpose and intentions behind the building as well as the benefits he saw after its opening. Dr. Singletary goes on to discuss Western Kentucky University taking control of graduate courses at Owensboro Community College, and the role Western wanted to take as the University of Kentucky of the West. He visits prejudice and racial issues on campus. Singletary talks about Kentucky as a place to live permanently. He discusses the importance of politics among native Kentuckians. He finishes by describing the Council on Higher Education's employment of Bob Sexton to study the future of higher education and the role that the Prichard Committee on Education played.

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