D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

University Archives - Official Records of Thomas Cochran, Associate VC for Academic Affairs, UNC Asheville, 1979 - 2000

Summary Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
University Archives - Official Records of Thomas Cochran, Associate VC for Academic Affairs, UNC Asheville, 1979 - 2000
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Linear feet ; 1 box
Physical Description
Contains reports, papers, and other documents. Where possible the original titles of files have been maintained. Although it is believed that files may have been arranged annually, with a separate file for each year, the materials have been condensed and arranged chronologically within alphabetized files. Duplicate materials within a file were removed during processing, but some materials related to more than one subject may be duplicated across files.
Located in Special Collections, Row 1, Section 4

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Archives, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804

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Biographical Note

Dr. Thomas Cochran joined the psychology department faculty as an assistant professor in the fall of 1975, and on January 1, 1979, he was appointed assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This gave him responsibility for the supervision and coordination of the Admissions Office, Registrar's Office, and the Office of Testing, Counseling, and Advising. Initially this was part time role, and Cochran continued to teach half time, but it subsequently became a full-time position, as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, responsible for planning, institutional research, the Computer Center, the Learning Resource Center, and affirmative action.

Cochran twice served as interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1994 and 1995-1996), before being appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in August 2000.

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Scope and Contents

This archive holds historically significant official papers of Thomas Cochran, Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs of UNC-Asheville, and primarily includes planning/review materials from the 1980's. Records from Dr. Cochran's two periods as Interim Vice Chancellor, and from his tenure as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, are not included.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504

Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina Asheville assumes no responsibility.


No restrictions. Any display, publication, or public use must credit the University Archives, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law


Some accruals may be possible.


University of North Carolina Asheville. Thomas Cochran.

Processing Information

Initially processed by Special Collections staff, date(s) unknown. Reprocessed by Colin Reeve, March 2015.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1

Administrative Cabinet, 1992-1993

Agenda Retreat, 1990

Annual Departmental Reports, 1985-1986

Annual Departmental Reports, 1986-1987

Annual Departmental Reports, 1987-1988

Annual Departmental Reports, 1988-1989

Annual Departmental Reports, 1989-1990

Budget, 1990-1991

Chancellor Brown's Cabinet, 1984-85

Enrollment Planning, 1983-1985

Impact Study: General Education Review, 1983-1985

Karpen Fund, 1989-1993

Long Range Plan, 1988-1989

Objectives, 1979-1980

Objectives, 1981-1982

Objectives, 1982-1983

Objectives, 1983-1984

Objectives, 1984-1985

Objectives, 1985-1986

Objectives, 1986-1987

Objectives, 1988-1989

Objectives, 1990-1992

Planning: Physical Resources Utilization, 1982-1985

Planning: Planning Blueprint, 1987-1988

Planning Session: Academic Support Services, 1982

Planning Session: Community Service. 1981-1982

Planning Session: Mission Statement, 1980-1981

Planning Session: Student Life, 1981-1982

Planning Retreat, 1988

Planning Retreat, 1989

Professional Development Advisory Committee, 1998

Student Life Plan, 1986-1996

Summer Session, 1979-1981

Summer Session, 1985

Summer Session, 1986

Summer Session, 1987

Summer Session, 1988

Summer Session, 1989

Summer Session, 1990

Summer Session, Data, 1978-1982

Task Force: Academic Program Evaluation, 1982-1985

Task Force: Administrative Organization, 1983-1985

Task Force: Faculty Development, 1982-1985

Task Force: Financial Plan, 1982-1983

Task Force: General Education, 1982-1985

Task Force: Honors Program, 1983-1984

Task Force: School - College Collaboration, 1983

UNC General Administration, Institutional Catalog, 1997

Vice Chancellor Group, 1987-1988