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Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Kern Alexander Papers

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.


Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Alexander, Samuel Kern, 1939-

Murray State University – History.

Murray State University – Presidents.

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