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12 > Image 12 of Kentucky alumnus, vol. 04, no. 49, 1979

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the U , -l do SO Gubematorial an Km f Dublm A .. HH 1 21 QS , Y as go ` _ _ _; ` retair "ar 1 9 g . boil? . AA TF: __A A A A .y. ' rolei . QW 3 . , Demi x I Q. {T A lj nel c . . Es ' 1 " l< ~ .2 ~ - t r _ = J . filled A er V . wais Jax Ch i ' . {1;} . r . 7 "" , . fl" f ,. . A. . A sk . A A A A ~ are c ` ,_ l ;}_ _ _ The Kentucky Alumnus magazine E .. X man] r I A . ` ` l _ " recently asked gubernatorial candi lg} A _ resoi A A A ` AAA dates democrat John Y. Brown Jr. S A,_ { A; A deca S i 3 _ sr. and republican Louie B. Nunn to re- E - I ilmiil ` r` . Spend to nine questions concerning 8 , Q .i . - . t i zi * ~ . . . . > P *Y 3$;r;-ss A, * higher education and the University 3 A =_;; s 3.; ` Q; .. , of Kentucky. Here are the questions tg . ` ..;. " = *` War A- . -C l ,, I rz: . =. ~ and the candidates responses. - Louie B. Nunn John Y. Brown Jr. 1 def of I What is the role of higher education lh Brown: Education is now and should always be the most ins] relation to thefuture of Kentucky? important concern in Kentucky for without a strong educa- C0] _ .. , tional system, there will be no future for our state. Higher Nunn: Dr. Herman Donovan used to say. You cant _ ___, _ gg] . . . ,, education is one of the brightest facets in Kentucky s potential have a great state without a great state university. I would _ _ _ _ _ _ N .. . . . . and during my administration as governor, I will be commit- paraphrase that to say. without a great public university _ _ _ _ t t .. . . . ted to seeing that our Council on Higher Education meet the S G ' system, Kentucky has made great strides in recent years in _ _ th . . . needs of the students in our society. The old answers of the 6 part because of the advances made by her universities and _ _ _ I . past will not suffice as answers to the questions of the future. B SC community colleges. I am proud to have been a part of _ _ _ _ . , Kentucky can be so much more than it presently is, and it will, I mst that progress, to have been Governor when two of those _ _ . . . . . . . to a large degree, be the products of our higher education sys- CON universities (the University of Louisville and Northern _ K . . . tem that help us reach our rightful place. ;~ el Kentucky University) were brought into the state system. I , dew am also proud that during my former term as governor the C UlV5v Ol Kmuclir CmV COIIQQQ Svstem was I 1 at finished with Completion Ot COHSHUCHOD at Ashland, the Jefferson and Henderson. and with the advent of a what means or ways do you propose to Stu completely new community college, the last one created, at assure that the University Of Kentucky can dei M<*SV" mm and retain mresm and Staff other I ui It has been said that the role of higher education in P _ _ p _ 9 I America is diminishing. I disagree. In a world caught up in than by mcreasmg SalanS' , rapidly escalating technological needs. I continue to see Nunn: The recruitment of faculty obviously is more the l great demand for trained intelligence and demonstrated role of the univerity administration and the deans than of a gui competence. which is the stockintrade of a university state administration or a governor. As governor. I will see Of ` system. that these people are given adequate resources and the Sinr Our system of higher education must. however. be latitude to develop programs which will permit recruitment Off, constantly changing to be relevant to the needs of our of professors and staff. the people. I see, in my travels. demands for increasing career Clearly, the University of Kentucky stands to benefit from Cui education and continuous education and some rejection of the nations increased reliance on coal as an energy source nu the general studies. This must be responded to. and with the nation`s vast programs for the development of 4 the In summary. the role of higher education in Kentucky for synthetic fuels. With the cooperation of the state : nu the future remains. as it has been in the past. an important government, this vast program can inject vitality into the l to element in our progress. As governor. I will continue to entire university, not just into the_ physical sciences and the no SUDDOYY ll. College of Engineering. I have worked and cooperated with all 10