|Creator||WKU President's Office - Alexander|
|Title||UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander Subseries 3. Speech File|
|Year Range From||1986|
|Year Range To||1988|
Speeches written and delivered by Kern Alexander, includes audio and videotapes.
|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|
Alexander, S. Kern, Jr. b. 1939
|Finding Aids||TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/215/|
UA1F WKU Archives Vertical File
UA2 - Board of Regents Records
|Dates of Creation||1986-1988|
|Caption||WKU Archives Logo|
|Number of Images||1|
|Access Conditions||no restrictions|
|Level of Description||Subseries|
Speech File - Film/Video/Audio File