Interview with Otis A. Singletary, January 12, 1990

Project: University of Kentucky Presidents' Journal: Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In session thirty, Dr. Singletary discusses current events at UK and in politics. Dr. Singletary states that as the University of Kentucky made a transition in administration, Gov. Wallace Wilkinson made a move to provide funding for higher education. Singletary talks about the presence of politics within the U.K. Board of Trustees. He gives his opinion of Bill Curry being hired as the new football coach at Kentucky, and what happened when Fran Curci was let go in 1981. He remembers the Kentucky football program in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This leads into a discussion about the NCAA convention and Propositions 42 and 48. He also talks about the College Football Association (CFA).

Singletary talks about his relationship with Governor Julian Carroll and Jim Amato. He reflects on his ten-year anniversary at Kentucky, and mentions his service on the Senate of Phi Beta Kappa and his role with the Library of Congress. He ends the interview by talking about his free time and the things he did for recreation while president at U.K.

Interview Accession

1990oh002_oas030

Interviewee Name

Otis A. Singletary

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1990-01-12

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Singletary, Otis A. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 12 Jan. 1990. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Singletary, O.A. (1990, January 12). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Presidents' Journal: Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Singletary, Otis A., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. January 12, 1990, University of Kentucky Presidents' Journal: Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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