Beller, Ronald E.
Ronald E. Beller, ETSU’s sixth president, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 4, 1935. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Florida (1957), an M.B.A. degree from Kent State University (1966), and a Ph.D. in management and economics from the University of Florida (1971). After several years as an engineer and industrial marketing representative in the private sector, Beller taught at Wake Forest University and the University of South Alabama. At the later school, he served from 1972-1977 as dean for finance and administration. In 1977, he became provost at Virginia Commonwealth University and then as executive vice president. In 1980, he was appointed to succeed Arthur DeRosier as president of ETSU. Following various controversies, including a faculty vote of no confidence, Beller resigned as ETSU president effective July 1, 1991.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Convocation Tapes consist of two tapes. Tape I includes one thirty-minute "Omni Presents: Omniline Special Education 'The Power of the President'," an interview with James L. Fisher, president of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Fisher discussed his book, The Power of the Presidency, which revolves around the position of university presidency and its power and functions. Also included on Tape I are remarks by President Ronald E. Beller, ETSU, on the university's...
Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents 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....
Dates: 1980 - 1993
Collection — other: Box 1-14
Arrangement The collection is divided into four series: Series 1, General Office Files, Series 2, President's Council Minutes, Series 3, Academic Council Minutes, and Series 4, Curriculum Committee Minutes.
Scope and Contents The School of Graduate Studies Records contain general incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda, financial documents, committee minutes, reports, newsclippings, and photographs relating to the graduate office's operation and interaction with professional organizations and campus departments and offices. The records also include departmental files which focus on curricula requirements, recruitment of students, enrollment, and accreditation. Materials relating to students include test...
Dates: 1950-1984; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1983
Collection — Multiple Containers
Arrangement The collection is divided into three subgroups: Subgroup 1, University Affairs Archives (UAA), 1965-1986; Subgroup 2, University Photographic Archives (UPA), 1911-88; and Subgroup 3, The Buccaneer Photographs, 1987-90. UAA is subdivided into three series according to material type: Series 1, Negatives, 1965-86 and undated; Series 2, Contacts, 1965-86; and Series 3, Miscellaneous Materials, 1968 and undated. UPA is divided into four series according to type of material:...