Neil Bucklew discusses his educational background and career trajectory from working in the personnel field at several different universities to becoming President of the University of Montana from 1981 to 1986. He describes his greatest accomplishments as president, his hopes and visions of the future of the University of Montana, and his perspectives on the changes that need to occur to keep the university afloat. Bucklew also details his administrative philosophy, what he thinks makes a good leader, and the challenges one faces as a high-level administrator.
University of Montana administration; University presidents; University administrators; Leadership; Leadership philosophies; General education requirements, universities; University of West Virginia, Morgantown; Labor relations; Personnel management, universities; Institutions of higher learning
University of Montana History Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)]
Bucklew, Neil, "Neil Bucklew Interview, February 28, 1986" (1986). University of Montana History Oral History Collection. 16.