Boonshoft School of Medicine Oral History Project
The second interview with Dr. Samuel N. Kolmen takes as its central theme the development of the bylaws for the School of Medicine, which Dr. Kolmen worked on as one of his first priorities upon arriving at Wright State University in 1975. Areas covered under the bylaws theme include: establishment of committee constituencies within School of Medicine committees; the political structure of the School of Medicine; the non-tenure system of the School of Medicine; policymaking in the School; the impact of the bylaws on the development of the School of Medicine and its integration into the university community.
Continuing the theme of integration, Dr. Kolmen discusses the "Nursing Controversy" and the role it played in bringing the School of Medicine faculty closer to the university faculty.
Other themes brought out in this interview are: the responsibilities and accomplishments of Dr. Kolmen outside of his normal chair's responsibilities that pertain to the School of Medicine; interrelationship between the Physiology Department and the University of Dayton; and Dr. Kolmen's thoughts on the nature of his relationship with former Dean Dr. John Beljan.
James St. Peter
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