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V. Lane Rawlins, 2013 February 7

Identifier: OH-UA-RA0052

Scope and Contents

Dr. V. Lane Rawlins, President of the University of North Texas, discusses his association with Chancellor James H. Woodward of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, (UNC Charlotte), which began when both were employed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Rawlins talks about the beginning of Conference USA, and how UNC Charlotte and the University of South Florida became charter members. Tangentially, he explains how governance of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) worked prior to the formation of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), what an "equity conference" is, changes in the governance structure of the NCAA, and how Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference became an equity conference with a shared vote. Dr. Rawlins concludes the interview reflecting on Chancellor Woodward's accomplishments at UNC Charlotte.


  • Creation: 2013 February 7

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Biographical Note

Dr. V. Lane Rawlins was a 75-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place in his office at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He was born in Idaho in 1937. He was educated at Idaho State University, Brigham Young University, and the University of California, Berkeley and was employed as the President of the University of North Texas from 2010-2014.


29 Minutes

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Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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