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Image 6 of Wildcat Tipoff: Kentucky vs. T.C.U., December 2, 1976

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Dr. Otis A. Singletary University of Kentucky President Cliff Hagan Director of Athletics "I've been preparing for this all my life," CLIFF HAGAN said before taking over as athletics director at the University of Kentucky in 1975. Hagan succeeded Harry Lancaster is ilirectoi after serving as assistant director for three years. Hagan's path to the athletics directorship began in Owensbom, Kentucky, where he established a then slate high school tournament record of 41 points in leading Owcnsboro to victory over Lafayette in the championship game of the 1949 state high school tournament. At UK, he played on teams that won 86 of 91 games and an NCAA championship (1951). The 1954 team, undefeated in 25 games, elected not to participate in the national tournament. Frank Ham Assistant Director of Athletics FRANK HAM became Assistant Director of Athletics in July 1975 soon after Cliff Hagan succeeded Harry C. Lancaster as Director of Athletics. A native of Scranton, Pa., Ham came to the University in 1969 as Administrative Assistant to football coach John Ray, and was reassigned to the Athletic Director's staff in 1972 when Ray resigned. Now in his eighth year as president of the University of Kentucky, DR. OTIS A. SINGLETARY is a Mississippian whose route to the Bluegrass State curled through Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina and Washington, D. C. He came to Lexington from a position as University of Texas vice-chancellor for academic affairs. Previously, in Washington, he had been director of the U. S. Job Corps in the early stages of its development before moving to the American Council on Education as vice-president. He had gone to the capital in 1964 after three years as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The UNC appointment terminated Dr. Singletary's first association with the University of Texas, this a seven-year stay that saw him, as a young historian, rise rapidly in rank from instructor to full professor and begin the shift to administrative work, first as associate dean and later as assistant to the president. The Kentucky president, and his wife—the former Gloria Walton, met when both were students at Millsaps College. He later earned master's and doctoral degrees at Louisiana State. The Singletarys have two daughters, Bonnie and Kendall, and a son, Scott. Larry Ivy Assistant Director of Athletics For Finance Adding a new dimension to UK athletics was the September appointment of LARRY IVY as Assistant Director of Athletics for Finance. Ivy, who came to the University as Director of Housing in 1969, will be involved primarily with the administration and management of financial aspects, and will help develop and initiate policies for accounting procedures and related business management activities of the department. 4