Dr. Edward G. Thomas, a member of the Cleveland State University (CSU) faculty since the early 1970s, describes in great detail the changes that have taken place over the last forty years. As a member of the Business School's faculty and administration, Dr. Thomas offers a keen insight into the inner workings of a college within the larger university. He provides stories about how his department was absorbed into the Department of Marketing. He also mentions how different dining options on campus, methods to register, and dormitory options have changed the feel, culture, and nature of the campus over the last forty years. Dr. Thomas emphasizes the physical and intangible shifts that the university has gone through on many levels, but he is sure to point out that many of these changes have occurred within the last ten years.


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Thomas, Edward G. (interviewee)


Horan II, John (interviewer)


CSU at 50



Document Type

Oral History


80 minutes

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