The Aerie, Yearbook of University of North Texas, 1990 Page: 28
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Five VP's Effect Changes
To Benefit Years Ahead
econd only to the president, the five
vice-presidents were the most power-
ful people at NT. They oversaw every
facet of university life, from making sure
that there was enough paper, to purchasing
and constructing parking garages, to raising
money for the school and deciding how
much was spent and where.
It was reassuring to know that during the
Centennial year the school had men of such
foresight at the helm.
Fred Pole, as Vice-President for Admin-
istrative Affairs, oversaw the construction
and the renovation of campus structures, as
well as supervised all functions of the cam-
pus police. He also had some interesting
plans underway for the celebration of NT's
Centennial. With the support of a variety of
campus organizations, Pole oversaw the
permanent installation of the "Trail of Tra-
dition" that was erected this year around
campus for Homecoming, as well as the
placement of a clock in the University
Union. Also, plaques were to be placed in
the buildings which were named after past
presidents of NT - including the renovated
Chilton Hall, McConnell, Matthews, and
Dr. Robert Toulouse re-
turned in 1989, after an absence
of three years, temporarily fill-
ing the position of Provost and
Vice-President for Academic
Affairs. His main concern was
the overseeing of all academic
programs in the university, as
well as deciding on the expen-
diture and distribution of aca-
demic funds. He was also re-
sponsible for all personnel, in-
cluding the hiring and firing of
faculty and staff. Concerning
the Centennial activities, all
academic deans reported their
Centennial plans to Toulouse,
who supported them to the best
of his ability.
Walt Parker, as Vice-Presi-
dent for External Affairs, repre-
sented the university in the po-
litical arena, as well as oversaw
athletics, public affairs, infor-
mation, and advancement and
development. Parker came to
the university from the private
sector, and when asked why, he
Dr. Robert Toulouse talks to a
guest at the Post-Convocation
Reception in the Diamond Eagle
Suite. Photo by Daniel Gibson
Fred Pole looks over some papers in his office. One of his Centennial projects
was the "Trail of Tradition" erected for the 1990 Homecoming. Photo by
Vice - Presidents
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