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Interview with Dr. Bruce Ayers, October 30, 2007

Part of Metamorphosis, 1998-2008, Decade of Progress: Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Dr. Bruce Ayers, October 30, 2007
Creator:
Dr. Bruce Ayers; interviewee. Margaret Lane; interviewer.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
2007
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
In this interview, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) President Bruce Ayers (President and CEO of SKCTC from 1987-) discusses former Governor Paul Patton's initial vision of higher education reform and the drafting and birth of the 1997 House Bill 1. He explains the implementation of the reforms outlined in this bill, the many challenges associated with the staggered integration of Kentucky's community and technical colleges into the new Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), and the results of this complex and very political process, not only for Southeast, but for the whole system. Other topics discussed include, overcoming personal prejudices against technical education and educators, SACS accreditation issues, SKCTC Allied Health programs, SKCTC community involvement, and the brilliant leadership of current KCTCS President Michael McCall.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Subject:
Kentucky Community and Technical College System ; Southeast Community and Technical College
Type:
sound
Source:
Metamorphosis, 1998-2008, Decade of Progress: Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt78kp7tn557/data/mets.xml
Rights:
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