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Cover Story, "Opportunity: In search of a president"

Memphis State is in the midst of a search for a new president to lead the University in the 1980s following the departure earlier this year of former President Billy M. Jones. The announcement of Jones' resignation came Jan. 14 when he reported his plans to step down from his post, effective March 1, to accept an endowed teaching and research position at Wichita State University in Kansas.

Also featured, "Going beyond the classroom" by Gaby Mecklenborg

Some students at Memphis State are working hard at staying out of class. They're doing everything from arguing divorce cases in court and putting on radio news shows to taking blood pressure and pulses as part of their college experience.

"An internship or practical experience early in a person's college training helps him know what he really likes; it helps him decide if he's in the right curriculum," said Dr. Jerry Boone, vice president for academic affairs and acting president. "For example, in the College of Education, it's required that people go and do some observations in the classroom before they get to practice teaching." Boone feels at Memphis State an internship or work experience enhances a student's academic work.


Columns.13_3.1980 April


1980 April


Memphis State University; University of Memphis; University of Memphis (Memphis, Tenn.). Alumni Association.

The Columns, 1980 April