Donald Habbe discusses his administrative duties as Academic Vice President at the University of Montana. He describes the conditions at the University when he first arrived and during his tenure including those related to financing, working conditions, enrollment, and student engagement. Habbe mentions issues in higher education nation-wide and specific to the University of Montana. He also talks about compromises reached between the University’s administration and faculty, budget issues during the 1970s, and the administrations of University of Montana presidents Richard Bowers, Neil Bucklew, James Koch, and George Dennison.
University of Montana administration; Richard Bowers, University of Montana president; Neil Bucklew, University of Montana president; James Koch, University of Montana president; George Dennison, University of Montana president
University of Montana Oral History Project, OH 408, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound file (1:24:23 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (31 p. : 28 cm.)
oh 408-010.mp3; OH408-010.pdf
Habbe, Donald, "Donald Habbe Interview, June 29, 2006" (2006). University of Montana Oral History Project. 9.