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1:49 - First meeting Dr. Martin

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Partial Transcript: When did you first meet Bob Martin?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar recalls his first meeting with Dr. Martin in 1965.

Keywords: federal relations; organization

Subjects: American Association of State Colleges and Universities

3:41 - Functions of the AASCU

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Partial Transcript: What are the functions of the organization?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar summarizes the goals and objectives of the AASCU.

Keywords: AASCU; higher education; national policy; opportunities

Subjects: U.S Congress

5:15 - Dr. Martin's educational philosophy

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Partial Transcript: How would you describe Dr. Martin's philosophy of education?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar details Dr. Martin's philosophy on education, highlighting attributes that reflect the purpose of state colleges.

Keywords: financial; low cost; opportunity; regional colleges; service

Subjects: Eastern Kentucky State College

7:33 - Dr. Martin's role in AASCU before presidency

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Partial Transcript: What was Dr. Martin's role in the AASCU before he became president?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar comments on Dr. Martin's early career in the AASCU, detailing how his judgement and expertise earned him respect within the organization and his involvement with federal relations.

Keywords: committee on federal relations; federal reserve; political

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11:31 - Dr. Martin on the board of directors

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Partial Transcript: Can you think of any particular instances where Dr. Martin had an influence on the board of directors?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar recalls Dr. Martin's service on the AASCU board of directors, the achievements while on the board, and the road to his election as president.

Keywords: elected; growth; higher education; regional institutions

Subjects: Eastern Kentucky University

18:21 - Dr. Martin's humor

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Partial Transcript: Can you think of any particular instances of Dr. Martin's humor?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar discusses how Dr. Martin's quick wit and dry humor helped him win support from the AASCU and congress, and recalls how Dr. Martin was able to take any complex subject and turn it into an understandable joke.

Keywords: anecdote; photographic memory; teacher

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20:42 - Dr. Martin's relations with Congress

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Partial Transcript: You mentioned his statements before congressional committees, could you have any instances of his effectiveness?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar recalls Dr. Martin effective relations with congressional committees, and in particular highlights his friendship with Carl Perkins, and his impact on legislation on higher education.

Keywords: chairman; committee on federal relations; legislation; prepared

Subjects: Carl Perkins U.S Congress

23:42 - Role on higher education and trip to People's Republic of China

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Partial Transcript: Was Dr. Martin interested in all of the aspects of higher education or were there any particular priorities that he had?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar discusses Dr. Martins commitment on expanding educational opportunities to students, focusing on his background as an inspiration for advocating for regional and international education. He later discusses Dr. Martin's role in visiting the People's Republic of China in 1975.

Keywords: access; educational opportunity; faculty; international education; shanghai communique

Subjects: Eastern Kentucky University

32:16 - Dr. Martin election as president of AASCU

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Partial Transcript: Did Dr. Martin actively campaign for president of the association?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar details the process of being elected president of AASCU and the reasons Dr. Martin why chosen by the board.

Keywords: federal; leadership; regional

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33:25 - Dr. Martin's leadership

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Partial Transcript: What type of leadership did Dr. Martin provide?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar reflects on Dr. Martin's effective leadership and his oversight over the AASCU's national growth in membership and funds.

Keywords: budget; effective; growth; higher education; national recognition; programs

Subjects: Eastern Kentucky University regional universities

36:36 - Dr. Martin compared to other AASCU presidents

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Partial Transcript: How would you compare Dr. Martin with other presidents of the AASCU?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar compares Dr. Martin's leadership style with past presidents, characterizing him as a forceful and effective president.

Keywords: cooperation; persuasive

Subjects: American Association of State Colleges and Universities

43:59 - Growth of AASCU

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Partial Transcript: You mentioned that your organization has grown rapidly in the last few years, what was Dr. Martin's role in the growth of the AASCU?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar discusses Dr. Martin's leadership during the AASCU's growth, newfound respect, and how he was a strong advocate for smaller, regional universities.

Keywords: leadership; national; regional universities

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45:19 - New regional universities

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Partial Transcript: In 1966 Eastern Kentucky State College became Eastern Kentucky University, and you mentioned earlier in this tape that Eastern Kentucky University was a prototype for the new regional university; could you explain what you mean by regional universities?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar explains his conception of a regional university, and talks about how each university should be tailored to serve the people in that select area, and credits Dr. Martin for helping to create an archetype for a service institution.

Keywords: programs; teachers colleges; universal education

Subjects: Allied Health program Eastern Kentucky University Law Enforcement program

52:37 - Programs by other AASCU members

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Partial Transcript: Such programs as law enforcement and the Allied Health area been transposed to other universities in the association?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar briefly explains how other institutions have followed Eastern's lead in developing new programs.

Keywords: intitutions

Subjects: Eastern Kentucky University

53:23 - Dr. Martin after presidency and visit to Republic of China

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Partial Transcript: What has been Dr. Martin's role in the AASCU since he left the presidency of the presidency?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar details Dr. Martin's last act during his tenure in the AASCU as visiting Taiwan (ROC) and establishing joint-research and student exchange programs with Taiwanese and American schools.

Keywords: delegation; interntaional; minister of education; student exhange program

Subjects: Republic of China Taiwan

57:02 - Dr. Martin's personality

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Partial Transcript: How would you characterize Dr. Martin's personality?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar describes Dr. Martin's personality.

Keywords: conviction; higher education; humor; relate

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59:33 - Dr. Martin's role in education

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Partial Transcript: What has been Dr. Martin's role in education?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar discusses Dr. Martin's respect for education and his lifelong role in advancing education, both regionally and internationally.

Keywords: commitment; international delagation

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62:09 - Reaction to Dr. Martin running for state senate

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Partial Transcript: Dr. Martin since his retirement is now running for the state senate in Kentucky. How do you react to that?

Segment Synopsis: Ostar responds to Dr. Martin running for state senate, and dismisses any retirement for Dr. Martin.

Keywords: Kentucky General Assembly; retirement

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