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Creator WKU President's Office - Meredith
Title UA3 President's Office Series 8. Thomas Meredith Subseries 9 Interviews/Oral History
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1988
Description Interviews and oral histories with and about Thomas Meredith.
Admin / Biog History The president's office was created in 1906. The search for a new president began with Kern Alexander's resignation announcement on April 11, 1988. The Board of Regents elected Thomas Meredith as president August 5 and installed September 21, 1988. Under Meredith's leadership, the campus expanded with the purchase of the Bowling Green Center, creation the Institute of Economic Development and the implementation of the first strategic plan Western XXI. He also hired WKU's first female vice president, Barbara Burch. Meredith had served the university for a little over eight years when he announced his resignation February 5, 1997.

Thomas Carter Meredith was born in Owensboro December 7, 1941. He obtained his BS from Kentucky Wesleyan in 1963, his MS from WKU in 1966 and his PhD from the University of Mississippi in 1971. His early career was spent teaching high school in Owensboro, Kentucky and LaHarpe, Illinois. From there he moved into administrative positions in Jeffersonville, Indiana and the board of trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning in Mississippi. Meredith was vice chancellor for executive affairs at the University of Mississippi when he came to WKU in 1988.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
People Meredith, Thomas Carter, 1941-
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/218/
Related Materials UA2 - Board of Regents Records
Catalog Number UA3.8.9
Physical Characteristics Audiocassettes
Dates of Creation 1988-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA3.8
Level of Description Subseries
Containers Film/Video/Audio File - Interviews/Oral Histories
Film/Video/Audio File - Interviews/Oral Histories
Film/Video/Audio File
Film/Video/Audio File - Interviews / Oral History
Film/Video/Audio File
Child Records WKU President's Office - Meredith
WKU President's Office - Meredith
WKU President's Office - Meredith