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Boonshoft School of Medicine Oral History Project


In this third and final interview, Dr. Robert T. Conley completes his discussion of his involvement in the planning for and development of the Wright State University School of Medicine. Dr. Conley begins the interview with his move from the deanship of the College of Science and Engineering to an appointment as the first Vice-President of Health Affairs Planning at Wright State University. He discusses his responsibilities as Vice-President and his role in the development of other health education programs at Wright State University.

Dr. Conley then moves into an analysis of his interactions with the Ohio Board of Regents during the period of his work on gaining approval for Wright State University's plans to develop the School of Medicine. In particular, Dr. Conley focuses on the development process of the School of Medicine's physical plant and how the Ohio Board of Regents impacted that development.

The next portion of the interview focuses on the search for the first Dean of the School of Medicine.

Dr. Conley discusses his responsibilities as Chairer [sic] of the Search Committee, the method used by the Committee to determine the finalists for the position, and the determination of Dr. John Beljan as the first Dean.

Dr. Conley then discusses the gradual turn-over of his responsibilities for development of the School of Medicine to the new Dean, and Dr. Conley' s subsequent appointment as Vice-President for Planning and Development at Wright State University.

Dr. Conley concludes this final interview with his thoughts on the place of development of the School of Medicine within the overall context of his career.


Robert T. Conley


James St. Peter

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

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Oral Recording

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