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Creator WKU President's Office - Meredith
Title UA3 President's Office Series 8. Thomas Meredith Subseries 8. Speech File
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1988
Year Range To 1997
Description Speeches written and delivered by Thomas Meredith.
Admin / Biog History The president's office was created in 1906. The search for a new president began with Kern Alexander's resignation announcement on April 11, 1988. The Board of Regents elected Thomas Meredith as president August 5 and installed September 21, 1988. Under Meredith's leadership, the campus expanded with the purchase of the Bowling Green Center, creation the Institute of Economic Development and the implementation of the first strategic plan Western XXI. He also hired WKU's first female vice president, Barbara Burch. Meredith had served the university for a little over eight years when he announced his resignation February 5, 1997.

Thomas Carter Meredith was born in Owensboro December 7, 1941. He obtained his BS from Kentucky Wesleyan in 1963, his MS from WKU in 1966 and his PhD from the University of Mississippi in 1971. His early career was spent teaching high school in Owensboro, Kentucky and LaHarpe, Illinois. From there he moved into administrative positions in Jeffersonville, Indiana and the board of trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning in Mississippi. Meredith was vice chancellor for executive affairs at the University of Mississippi when he came to WKU in 1988.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
People Meredith, Thomas Carter, 1941-
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/217/

Higher Education is Good Business for Kentucky - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/552
Related Materials UA2 - Board of Regents Records
Catalog Number UA3.8.8
Physical Characteristics Film - cannot be viewed in house
BetaSp - cannot be viewed in house
Beta - cannot be viewed in house
VHS - can be viewed in house
DVD - can be viewed in house
Audiocassettes - can be listened to
Dates of Creation 1988-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions Films, BetaSp and Beta versions have to be converted to a viewable medium before they can be accessed by the public.
Parent ID UA3.8
Level of Description Subseries
Containers Speeches - Film/Video/Audio File
Speeches - Film/Video/Audio File
Speeches - Film/Video/Audio File
Speeches - Film/Video/Audio File
Speeches - Film/Video/Audio File
Speeches - Film/Video/Audio File
Speeches - Film/Video/Audio File
Speeches - Film/Video/Audio File