opinion from June 12, 1969, issue of Campus Chat:
Be Ear of Campus
T.R. Lee, Welcome To a Needed Job
Lee, last week, as the new associate dean of students, you said
that you were not going to treat college students like children
and that you thought that students should have an active voice in
you did speak about limitations, this is a far cry from what most
students at North Texas are use to. This university hasn't given
the students much say in these matters in past years. With a subservient
USNT Senate and a distant administration, the majority of students
had no way to voice their opinions.
coming of President John J. Kamerick there have been some policy
changes made and students could talk with him, but he has other
administrative duties to think about and cannot see all the students.
Your job has been created to be an ear to the campus. It will be
a full-time job, and a needed position, Dean Lee.
open door policy, you will hear many stories and comments. Some
will be true and some false.
will describe his or her disorientation, disassociation, discrimination
and prejudice on or about our university. ...
is a good school with record-breaking enrollment every semester.
For each new student there is a new set of problems. Maybe now with
your position some of these can be solved. Maybe all.
to North Texas, Dean Lee. And good luck.