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Title UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander Subseries 3. Speech File
Creator WKU President's Office - Alexander
Description Speeches written and delivered by Kern Alexander, includes audio and videotapes.

Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1986
Year Range To 1988
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
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/215/
Related Materials UA1F WKU Archives Vertical File
UA2 - Board of Regents Records
Catalog Number UA3.7.3
Physical Characteristics Audiocassettes
Videotapes
Dates of Creation 1986-1988
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA3.7
Level of Description Subseries
Containers Speech File - Film/Video/Audio File