OH 408-016: James Koch arrived in Missoula, Montana in 1986 to take over as President of the University of Montana. He discusses fiscal and enrollment issues, trimming some departments and starting a bus tour to promote the University. He describes establishing the President’s Lecture Series and history professor Richard Drake’s efforts to locate interesting speakers. Koch shares his viewpoint on grading, undergraduate curriculum, the construction of Washington-Grizzly Stadium, racism, and his presidential duties. He left the University of Montana in 1990 to take over the presidency at Old Dominion University.
University of Montana, Jame Koch
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 (59:58 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (25 p. : 28 cm.)
oh 408-16.mp3; OH408-016.pdf
Koch, James, "James Koch interview" (2006). University of Montana Oral History Project. 22.