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Creator WKU President's Office - Alexander
Title UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1986
Year Range To 1988
Description Records created by the President's Office during the Kern Alexander administration. The records are arranged in the following series:

Series 1. Correspondence / Subject File
Series 2. Departmental File
Series 3. Speech File
Series 4. Interviews/Oral History File
Series 5. Installation File

Admin / Biog History The president's office was created in 1906. From Zacharias's 1985 summer resignation to the end of the year Paul Cook served as interim president while the Regents searched for the next president. On December 14 Kern Alexander was elected president but because of contract with the University of Florida he would not officially begin his WKU tenure until May 15, 1986. He would serve a brief two years as WKU's president resigning April 11, 1988.

Samuel Kern Alexander was born in Marrowbone, Kentucky June 30, 1939. He attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, WKU and Indiana University. Part of a WKU legacy family his parents, sisters and brother all attended Western. During his early career he taught high school, worked for the Kentucky Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education. In 1968 he joined the faculty of the University of Florida in the Education department.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
People Alexander, S. Kern, Jr. b. 1939
Related Materials UA1F WKU Archives Vertical File
UA2 - Board of Regents Records
Catalog Number UA3.7
Dates of Creation 1986-1988
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 21 cubic feet
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA3
Level of Description Series
Child Records WKU President's Office - Alexander
WKU President's Office - Alexander
WKU President's Office - Alexander
WKU President's Office - Alexander