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William Shelton served as President of Eastern Michigan University from 1989 until 2000. In this interview, Shelton discusses the importance of good faculty/administrator relationships, marketing the university, and university fundraising. Shelton also evaluates his presidential predecessors on their merits and what he saw as their shortcomings. This interview is the first in a series of two interviews. This interview was conducted for the purpose of gathering primary research for Laurence Smith’s book, Eastern Michigan University: A Sesquicentennial Portrait (1999).
John Porter, inflation, James Brickley, racism, tuition costs, faculty strike, teacher’s union, League of Innovation, President’s Commission on Learning
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Smith, Laurence, "William Shelton Oral History Interview, 1998 April 3" (1998). Oral Histories. 16.