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By Kathleen Krebbs Whitson

There are few issues which are basically American. On that brief record are baseball and the two-year group university. invoice Jason Priest possessed ability and acumen for either. the higher a part of his lifestyles used to be spent constructing and defining the junior collage into the excellent neighborhood collage. His contributions earned him a prestigious position within the annals of upper schooling, yet his character was once no longer one in all a stereotypical stodgy educator, neither is the tale of his existence a dry read.

After operating his approach via university, Priest performed specialist baseball sooner than serving in Naval Intelligence in the course of global struggle II. His diversified reviews contributed to shaping his management variety, frequently categorised as autocratic and infrequently truculent in conservative convictions. an identical relentless force that introduced him feedback additionally introduced him good fortune and compliment. Forthright honesty and risk-taking selection mixed with imaginative and prescient caused many confident results.

Priest’s occupation in larger schooling started with the two-year collage approach in California ahead of he used to be lured to Texas in 1965 to move the Dallas County Junior collage District. Over the following fifteen years Priest reworked the junior university application into the Dallas County neighborhood university District (DCCCD) and equipped it as much as seven schools. He played significant roles within the evolution of nursing schooling, the founding of a telecommunications heart for the creation of televised classes, the supply and popularity 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 various interviews with Priest and his own affiliates, Kathleen Krebbs Whitson offers the lifetime of an immense in Texas schooling and divulges his lasting effect upon the neighborhood collage movement.

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2 It is often the cause of internal conflicts within a single college. Priest was to fight that battle later in his career. Serving as the dean and then later the assistant superintendent of Orange Coast College District, Priest worked for another of his “heroes” and mentors, Basil Peterson. Peterson had been a basket- 22 • Chapter Three ball player, a Phi Beta Kappa, and a highly sought after godfather, having many godchildren. He was a professional and personal friend to Priest. Peterson gave Priest opportunities to do projects beyond the scope of his job as learning experiences.

Ensign Priest felt he was the recipient of valuable information and much wisdom from the Lt. Commander. Peck subsequently gave Priest a letter of entry to take to RCA in New York City and learn about the development of television in its infancy. At that time television was little more than a potential, but people in the field were forecasting long range and knew color broadcasts were just a few years away. Perhaps this early glimpse of things to come planted the seed for Priest’s early exploration into televised instruction.

28 There was prevailing acceptance that the salary indicated a willingness on the part of the board to hire the very best in its quest to build a paramount community college system. ”29 There was no evidence that the news media or the citizens of Dallas ever disagreed with that philosophy. The article in the Dallas Morning News that ran the quote from Thornton justifying the top dollar salary, took no issue with the 38 • Chapter Four amount. ”30 The article stressed that Priest had been the Dallas County Junior College board’s first and only choice for the job.

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