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Griffith, Ross (Audio interview)

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contributor
Griffith, Ross
Zanish-Belcher, Tanya
coverage
Winston-Salem (N.C.)
date
2013-12-05T19:23:20Z
2013-12-05T19:23:20Z
2013-06-28
2013-12-05 (issued)
description
Ross Griffith graduated with a B.A. (1965) from Wake Forest University, attended Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School in Mathematics and Psychology and eventually received a Master's degree in Education from UNCG. He began administrative work at Wake Forest in 1966 that included the positions of Admissions Counselor, Assistant and Associate Director of Admissions, Director of Equal Opportunity (1977-1984), Assistant Vice President for Administration and Planning, and Director of Institutional Research and Academic Administration (1993-2013). He served on the Program Planning Committee that developed the Wake Forest strategic plan and served as the Accreditation Liaison for Wake Forest.He is a past president of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research (NCAIR) and formerly the Southeast representative and board member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). This oral history covers Griffith's family background and arrival at Wake Forest as an undergraduate, where he discusses academics and social activities, and the impact of the football team on integration. He also describes his employment in Admissions and Institutional Research, and the changes he witnessed, such as increasing enrollments, Wake Forest becoming a national university, and the growing role of accreditation and assessment.
format
audio/mp4
oral histories
Permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/39091
language
English
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subject
Student Life
1960s
Admissions
Mathematics
Liberal arts
Higher education administration
Athletics
Integration
Diversity
Affirmative action
Facilities planning
Institutional research
Accreditation
title
Griffith, Ross (Audio interview)
type
Sound

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