Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Samuel Kern Alexander Papers
Series Number: RG003-12-12
Department: Office of the President
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Mary Krahulec in April of 2012.
Date Listed: May 10, 2012
Date Span: 1993-1994
Size of Collection: 2.25 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 letter half size document cases and 1 oversize box.
Type of Material: Newspaper clippings and ephemera.
Condition of Material: Good.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
Historical Information: Samuel Kern Alexander served as the ninth president of Murray State University from 1994 to 2001. He was born in Marrowbone, Kentucky on June 30, 1939. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Centre College in 1961 and a doctorate in education from Indiana University in 1965. He also received a diploma in Educational Studies from Oxford University in 1977. Prior to becoming president at Murray State he taught at Virginia Tech (1988-1994), served as President at Western Kentucky University (1985-1988), was the Educational Policy and Budget Coordinator for the State of Florida (1982-1985), a professor of educational administration at the University of Florida (1968-1985) and the Chief of Financial Practices, Office of Construction, at the United States Office of Education (1966-1968). Alexander was selected President of Murray State in the June of 1994. He retired from Murray State on June 30, 2001.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of newspaper clippings and ephemera of Samuel Kern Alexander’s term as President of Murray State University from 1993 and 1994.
Alexander, Samuel Kern, 1939-
Murray State University – History.
Murray State University – Presidents.