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Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY . . . The State Is Our Campus Located in Lexington, an urban community of over 140,000 population in the heart of Kentucky's famed Blue Grass region, University of Kentucky is a state-supported, land-grant institution now approaching its centennial year to be celebrated in 1965. The present school, which currently enrolls about 13,000 students and offers instruction in 10 academic colleges plus a Graduate School and a division of Extended Programs, had its beginnings in 1 865 when it was established as a part of old Kentucky University. This action by the State Legislature united sectarian and public education under one organization for the first time. Federal funds authorized under the Morrill Act were used to develop agriculture and mechanical arts within KU and, in 1878, A&M College was separated from KU to become a separate state institution on the general site of what is now the 706-acre main campus. Name changes in 1908 and 1916 resulted in the title by which the school is now known. A new chief administrative officer, Dr. John W. Oswald, took over reins of the University at the beginning of the 1963-64 school year. The 47-year-old new president, who succeeded Dr. Frank Dickey, has an athletic background including collegiate football play at DePauw and letters in basketball and track. He was selected on the Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary All-America Team in 1962. Dr. Oswald, whose special field is plant pathology, came to Kentucky from a position as vice-president-administration, Statewide University, University of California. The University is on the approved list of the Association of American Universities and is a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is fully accredited in its respective colleges and departments by all of the major professional societies and educational organizations. ATHLETICS AT KENTUCKY Kentucky's athletic program, a well-balanced and ambitious activity featuring inter-collegiate competition in ten different sports, is organized under the Department of Athletics and a corporation known as the University of Kentucky Athletics Association. The program is conducted without overemphasis or sacrifice of educational objectives and in strict compliance with the rules of the University, the Southeastern Conference and the National Collegiate Association. A board of directors, headed by University President John W. Oswald in the capacity of chairman, maintains overall policy supervision of the athletic program. In addition to the UK President, board officers include Dr. A. D. Albright as vice-chairman and Dr. W. L. Matthews in the capacity of secretary. Twelve other men, drawn from the University faculty and the general public, also serve on the board as appointees of the president as does a student representative. Supervising the steady growth and balanced development of one of the nation's top athletic programs is Bernie A. Shively, a former Illinois grid All-American and a veteran of over 25 years in the post of Director of Athletics. The Association's Board of Directors is composed of the following: Dr. John W. Oswald, Chairman Dr. Aubrey J. Brown Dr. Douglas Schwartz Dr. A. D. Albright, Dr. Loren Carlson Dr. D. V. Terrell Vice Chairman Dr. Thomas Clark Prof. William A. Tolman Dr. W. L. Matthews, Jr., Secretary Dr. Lyman Ginger Floyd Wright James B. Allen Dr. A. D. Kirwan Steve Beshear Dr. Ralph Angelucci Douglas Parrish (Student Representative) 5