This collection consists of of the general files maintained in the president’s office during the administration of ETSU President Ronald E. Beller and includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes of various university committees and councils, newsclippings, press releases, financial records, files related to activities of ETSU’s overseeing boards (Tennessee State Board of Regents and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission), university publications, and miscellaneous printed matter. These files are arranged primarily as subject files in alphabetical order by topic. The records document university development and operations for the period 1980-1993, though most material is for the period 1980-1991. Among subjects documented about ETSU and higher education in Tennessee are issues related to curriculum; accredidation and academic standards; business and finance; academic governance; faculty and other university personnel; athletics; student affairs; affirmative action; social and cultural events; campus life; campus physical plant; national, state, and local professional educational societies and organizations; research; and the college of medicine.
The records documenting the administration of Ronald E. Beller represent one series in the total record group for the Office of the President. This series is arranged alphabetically using the folder titles supplied by the Office of the President.