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First twelve years of Florida Technological University.

Alternative Title

A history of Florida Tech's early years, 1963-1975.


Gives the early history of Florida Technological University (later renamed University of Central Florida). Provides details of the establishment of the University starting with the state legislature's authorization for its creation, the purchase of land and construction of buildings, the preparations for programs of study and the graduation of the first class. Describes relations with the local communities in Orange and other counties. Includes brief descriptions of the visits of notable persons. President Millican's comments are interspersed throughout the text.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Section I. The early years -- Ch. 1. June, 1963-February, 1967 -- Ch. 2. March, 1967-August, 1968 -- Section II. The university begins -- Ch. 3. September, 1968-August, 1970 -- Ch. 4. September, 1970-August, 1974 -- Section III. The big growth years begin -- Ch. 5. September, 1974-December, 1975 -- Section IV. Appendices -- Appendix A. Comprehensive planning schedules -- Appendix B. Subscribers to fund to acquire university property -- Appendix C. Biography of President Millican -- Appendix D. Citizens' Advisory Committee to the President of FTU, November, 1965-September, 1968 -- Appendix E. Original faculty, administration and staff, 1968 -- Appendix F. Major contributors to FTU foundation, 1969-1975 -- Appendix G. FTU Foundation board members, 1968-1975 -- Index.


Includes index.
"A history of Florida Tech's early years, 1963-1975, with the personal reminiscences of President Charles N. Millican."
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : Florida Board of Education, Division of Colleges and Universities, PALMM Project, 2002. (Florida heritage collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically digitized by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the Main Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.


Florida Technological University; Orange -- 12095; Contemporary Florida, 1960-; Education; History


Orlando, Fla.


Florida Technological University Foundation


xiii, 180 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.



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