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Creator WKU President's Office - Downing
Title UA3 President's Office Series 4. Dero Downing Sub-Series 1. Subject File
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1958
Year Range To 1979
Description Subject file regarding the Dero Downing administration.
Admin / Biog History The president's office was created in 1906. The search for the fourth president of WKU began with Kelly Thompson's resignation announcement May 21, 1969. Vice President for Administrative Affairs Dero Downing indicated that he would serve if asked. The Board of Regents elected him president on August 22, 1969. He served until his retirement in 1979.

Dero Downing was born September 10, 1921 at Fountain Run in Monroe County, Kentucky, and grew up at Horse Cave in Hart County. He enrolled at WKU in 1939 where he played basketball and earned both a bachelor's and master's degree. After serving in the Navy in World War II, he returned to Western as a mathematics teacher and coach at the College's Training School. He later became director of the Training School, college registrar, dean of admissions, dean of business affairs, and vice-president for administrative and business affairs. Upon his resignation as president in 1979 Downing became president of the College Heights Foundation, a position he held until his death on April 4, 2011.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
People Downing, Dero Goodman, 1921-2011
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/210/
Related Materials UA1F WKU Archives Multimedia Resources
UA2 - Board of Regents Records
Catalog Number UA3.4.1
Dates of Creation 1958-1979
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 UA3.4
Level of Description Series
Containers Subject/Correspondence File - Graduation, Spring
Subject/Correspondence File - Graduation, Summer
Subject/Correspondence File - Graduation, Spring
Subject/Correspondence File - Graduation, Summer
Subject/Correspondence File - Graduation, Summer
Subject/Correspondence File - Graduation Flowers
Subject/Correspondence File - Grandstaff Art Proposal
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants & Contract Services Office
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants & Contract Services Office
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Shock Probation
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Allied Health Professions
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Allied Health Professions
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Health Service & Mental Health Administration
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Barren River Regional Crime Council
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Analysis of Sentence Alternatives & Community Re-integration
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - College Library Resources
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Environmental Studies Program for Science Teachers
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Federal intergovernmental Personnel Grant
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Teacher Centered Programs
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Complentary Based Education Development
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - First Year Teachers & Practicing Administrators via Televisio
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Kentucky Heritage
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Kentucky Life & Heritage
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - National Teacher Corps
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Negro Church as Socializing Agency
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Personal & Social Impact of National Televison System
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Photometric Study of Variability of M Supergrants
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Reading Specialists
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Russian Educational System
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Seventh Cycle Teacher Corps
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Social Systems Approach to Child Abuse/Neglect
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Vocational Education
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - Social Work Teaching
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants - US Atomic Energy Commission
Subject/Correspondence File - Grantland Rice Bowl
Subject/Correspondence File - Greeks
Subject/Correspondence File - Greek Awareness Week
Subject/Correspondence File - Continuing Education
Subject/Correspondence File - Administrative Chart
Subject/Correspondence File - Movie "The Town that OD'd"
Subject/Correspondence File - Film/Video/Audio File
Subject/Correspondence File - Trade School
Subject/Correspondence File - Farm
Subject/Correspondence File - Student Unrest - Western 1970
Subject/Correspondence File - Student Unrest - Reports & Remarks
Subject/Correspondence File - Student Unrest - Letters of Support
Subject/Correspondence File - Clippings - Kentucky Education Funding
Subject/Correspondence File - Owensboro Higher Education Consortium
Subject/Correspondence File - Subject File - O-P
Subject/Correspondence File - Owensboro Higher Education Consortium
Subject/Correspondence File - B
Subject/Correspondence File - Honors Convocation
Subject/Correspondence File - H
Subject/Correspondence File - K-N
Subject/Correspondence File - N-O
Subject/Correspondence File - P
Subject/Correspondence File - P-R
Subject/Correspondence File - R-S
Subject/Correspondence File - S
Subject/Correspondence File - T-U
Subject/Correspondence File - U-X
Subject/Correspondence File - Honors Program
Subject/Correspondence File - G
Subject/Correspondence File - F-G
Subject/Correspondence File - G-M
Subject/Correspondence File - F
Subject/Correspondence File - A
Subject/Correspondence File - A
Subject/Correspondence File - A -W
Subject/Correspondence File - A-B
Subject/Correspondence File - B-C
Subject/Correspondence File - C-E
Subject/Correspondence File - E-F
Subject/Correspondence File - H-J
Subject/Correspondence File - Admissions Guidelines Council on Public Higher Education
Subject/Correspondence File - Admissions Office
Subject/Correspondence File - Housing - Married Students
Subject/Correspondence File - Instructional Indices Reports
Subject/Correspondence File - Instructional Indices Reports
Subject/Correspondence File - Instructional Indices Reports
Subject/Correspondence File - Instructional Indices Reports
Subject/Correspondence File - Black Students, United
Subject/Correspondence File - Black Students & Other Minority Groups
Subject/Correspondence File - Dorm Operations
Subject/Correspondence File - Drug Problems Committee
Subject/Correspondence File - Faculty Salaries
Subject/Correspondence File - Reports to Other Agencies
Subject/Correspondence File - University Counseling & Advising Committee
Subject/Correspondence File - Confidential Records Restricted