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Creator WKU President's Office - Zacharias
Title UA3 President's Office Series 6. Donald Zacharias
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1979
Description Unprocessed records created by the President's Office during the Donald Zacharias administration. The records are arranged in the following series:

Series 1. Calendars
Series 2. Correspondence
Subseries 1. On Campus
Subseries 2. Off Campus
Subseries 3. Kentucky Universities
Series 3. Subject File
Series 4. Board of Regents
Series 5. Speech File
Series 6. Interviews/Oral History File
Series 7. Publications
Series 8. Installation

John Minton served as acting president from January to July 1979. Occasionally files created under his administration are found in the Zacharias papers. They are designated as such in the collection inventories.

Admin / Biog History The president's office was created in 1906. Donald Zacharias became WKU president on August 1, 1979 and was installed April 26, 1980. He served as president until his resignation in 1985.

Donald Zacharias was born September 18, 1935 in Salem, Indiana. He received a BA degree from Georgetown (KY) College in 1957. After a year as a high school teacher, he enrolled in Indiana University and obtained his MA in 1959 and PhD in 1963. After graduation he joined the faculty of Indiana University. Zacharias moved to the University of Texas Austin in 1969 where he advanced to Assistant to the President by 1974. When selected as Western's president, he was executive assistant to the chancellor of the University of Texas system. [Harrison, p. 264]
Subjects Western Kentucky University
African Americans
People Zacharias, Donald Wayne, 1935-2013
Related Materials UA1F WKU Archives Vertical File
UA2 - Board of Regents Records
Catalog Number UA3.6
Dates of Creation 1979-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions This record group is unprocessed and must be reviewed for potential restricted materials before access is granted. Please contact the WKU Archivist prior to your visit.
Parent ID UA3
Level of Description Series
Child Records WKU President's Office - Zacharias
WKU President's Office - Zacharias
WKU President's Office - Zacharias
WKU President's Office - Zacharias
WKU President's Office - Zacharias