College President By Choice

By: Starr, James M.

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Signed by Author on Title page. Text is clean. Cover shows only light wear. DJ shows some shelfwear with tiny tear at head of spine. ; FROM FRONT FLAP: You might not think that an autobiographical account of the history of a community-junior college would make for interesting reading, but think again - Dr. James M. Starr has written an absorbing and always fascinating volume in which the troublesome and sometimes turbulent years of the late Sixties and early Seventies are revisited with a man who served as the president of four community junior colleges for thirty years, serving as a guide. During this time, the author found himself dealing with everything from newly-formed black protest groups, the S. D. S. , and other revolutionary students organizations, to lazy by comely coeds more than willing to trade sexual favors for better grades. The author shows the true relationship between the general social, political, and economic movements of the time and the climate on the community-junior college campuses throughout the nation. He meticulously details the history of community-junior colleges and his own relationships with the student body, the faculty, the board of trustees, and the community they served. James Marion Starr passed away in 2005. ; 128 pages; Signed by Author

Title: College President By Choice

Author Name: Starr, James M.

Categories: Education,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Carlton Press: 1987

ISBN Number: 0806231467

ISBN Number 13: 9780806231464

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3159

Keywords: Community Colleges California History Antelope Valley Wenatchee Valley College Antelope Valley College Yuba College