By Kathleen Krebbs Whitson
After operating his manner via university, Priest performed specialist baseball prior to serving in Naval Intelligence in the course of international warfare II. His diversified stories assisted in shaping his management variety, usually categorised as autocratic and occasionally truculent in conservative convictions. a similar relentless force that introduced him feedback additionally introduced him luck and compliment. Forthright honesty and risk-taking decision mixed with imaginative and prescient led to many confident results.
Priest’s occupation in greater schooling begun with the two-year university process in California sooner than he used to be lured to Texas in 1965 to move the Dallas County Junior collage District. Over the subsequent fifteen years Priest remodeled the junior collage application into the Dallas County neighborhood university District (DCCCD) and equipped it as much as seven faculties. He played significant roles within the evolution of nursing schooling, the founding of a telecommunications middle for the construction of televised classes, the supply and attractiveness of vocational schooling, and in better breadth in noncredit classes. After his retirement in 1981, he persevered to function Chancellor Emeritus till 2003.
Drawing from records in addition to from quite a few interviews with Priest and his own affiliates, Kathleen Krebbs Whitson provides the lifetime of an immense in Texas schooling and divulges his lasting impression upon the group collage movement.
Read Online or Download Bill Jason Priest, Community College Pioneer PDF
Best professionals & academics books
Because the e-book of his first ebook in English in 1989, Slavoj Zizek has quick turn into the most commonly learn and contentious intellectuals alive this day. With amazing wit and great creativity he has produced leading edge and difficult explorations of Lacan, Hegel and Marx, and used his insights to exhilarating impact in analyses of pop culture.
A founder of Western idea, by way of one among ultra-modern popular thinkers. for hundreds of years, Augustine's writings have moved and involved readers. With the clean, willing eye of a author whose personal highbrow research has gained him a Pulitzer Prize, Garry Wills examines this famed fourth-century bishop and seminal philosopher whose grounding in classical philosophy proficient his influential interpretation of the Christian doctrines of brain and physique, knowledge and God.
Ludwig Wittgenstein used to be arguably crucial and influential thinker of the 20 th century. overlaying the entire key ideas of his paintings, beginning with Wittgenstein presents an obtainable creation to the information of this highly major philosopher. Thematically established, the booklet leads the reader via an intensive evaluation of the improvement of Wittgenstein's notion, leading to a extra accomplished realizing of the roots of his philosophical issues.
Charismatic and debatable, Louis Agassiz is our least recognized revolutionary—some fifty years after American independence, he turned a founder of American technology. 100 and seventy-five years in the past, a Swiss immigrant took the USA by way of typhoon, launching American technology as we all know it. The irrepressible Louis Agassiz, mythical at a tender age for his paintings on mountain glaciers, concentrated his prodigious energies at the fauna of the hot global.
- Authors of Their Own Lives: Intellectual Autobiographies by Twenty American Sociologists
- Rudolf Steiner (Continuum Library Of Educational Thought)
- A rope and a prayer : a kidnapping from two sides
- Conversations with great teachers
- Hilary Putnam (Philosophy Now)
- Jay-Z (Hip-Hop Stars)
Extra resources for Bill Jason Priest, Community College Pioneer
Priest indicated that the only unanimous vote he ever received was the one releasing him from his contract to come to accept the Dallas job. ”31 The unanimous vote of the Dallas board for Priest was refreshing. Priest was equally surprised and pleased to find the positive reporting of the local press. In California, the norm seemed to be for the news media to take an adversarial role with the administration of institutions of higher education. Even modest raises could create accusatory headlines.
His assignment was as officer in charge of Mackay radio operations. The duty station had two officers and nine men. Initially the work shifts covered seven days a week. A day off was assigned to each man, Priest’s was Saturday. With the schedule being staggered eight-hour shifts, Priest ended up with fifty-six consecutive hours off-duty. Never one to be content with only one task, with approval from his superior officer, Priest enrolled in classes at Berkeley. This required loss of sleep, but it was for a limited time and the outcome would be worth it.
16 This board was positioned to bring monumental changes to the educational opportunities for the citizens of Dallas County, who then would affect far-reaching changes. In an interview in July 1994, Margaret McDermott recounted, “There we were; seven people with the money we needed and none of us truly expert in designing a college. ”17 As a self-acknowledgment of their own lack of experience in developing an institution of higher education, the board decided not to set any policies or write any by-laws until after consulting with experts in the field and after the hiring of a president.