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dc.contributor.authorScott, Thomas Allan (1943- )
dc.contributor.authorRiccio, Mia
dc.contributor.authorStarks, Shantina
dc.contributor.editorScott, Thomas Allan (1943- )
dc.contributor.editorRiccio, Mia
dc.contributor.otherRatchford, Jerome
dc.coverage.spatialKennesaw, Georgia
dc.coverage.spatialCobb County
dc.identifier.citationInterview with Dr. Jerome Ratchford, 2011-03-24 and 2015-01-22, Kennesaw State University oral history series, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973- , KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.
dc.descriptionIn 1978 Dr. Jerome Ratchford earned his PhD from Bowling Green State University in Educational Leadership. After teaching graduate courses at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, he came to Kennesaw State in 1988 as coordinator of minority student retention. Shortly afterwards he became the first director of Student Development, a center created to provide services to multicultural, international, non-traditional, and disabled students and to coordinate programs such as Volunteer KSU. Over the years it added services for GLBTIQ students and others. Dr. Ratchford became dean of students in 2007 and interim vice president for student success in 2008. In these positions he played a central role in diversifying the campus and improving outreach to historically neglected populations. He retired in 2015.en_US
dc.publisherKennesaw State University Archivesen_US
dc.relation.ispartof<a href="" target="_blank">Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973-</a>
dc.rightsThe digital reproductions on this site are provided for research consultation and scholarly purposes only. To request permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material in any format outside of fair use please contact the Kennesaw State University Archives.
dc.subjectRatchford, Jeromeen_US
dc.subjectKennesaw State University -- History.en_US
dc.subjectUniversities and colleges -- Georgia -- Cobb County -- History.en_US
dc.subjectOral histories.en_US
dc.titleInterview with Dr. Jerome Ratchforden_US

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