OH 408-023: President Dennison discusses his educational background at The University of Montana-Missoula and the University of Washington and his teaching career as a history professor. He recounts how he became an academic administrator and how he became The University of Montana’s President. Dennison recalls changes on The University of Montana campus, both among students and faculty between his time here as a student in the 1960s and his career here as President. He discusses his strategy at growing the University both financially and academically. He explains funding and where University funding is headed in the future. Finally he offers his thoughts on the controversy over UM’s involvement with the Coca-Cola Company. In the second interview with President Dennison he discusses the creation of the Department of Native American Studies and the Department of Media Arts, as well as restructuring in other departments, new majors and minors, and reviving programs such as the Pharmacy program. Dennison also discusses the difficult aspects of being a university president such as budget reductions and making faculty appointments. Finally he discusses environmental programs on campus and his goals for the university.
University of Montana, George Dennison
University of Montana Oral History Project OH-408, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound disc (1:27:03 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (24 p. : 28 cm.)
oh 408-23.mp3; OH408-023a.pdf; OH408-023b.pdf
Dennison, George, "George Dennison interview" (2006). University of Montana Oral History Project. 15.