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Donald (Don) Dotts began his association with ASU first as a student and then as a staff member in the ASU Alumni Association. He later became the Director of the Alumni Association before moving to the Development Office to work

Donald (Don) Dotts began his association with ASU first as a student and then as a staff member in the ASU Alumni Association. He later became the Director of the Alumni Association before moving to the Development Office to work as a fund raiser prior to his retirement.

This interview recaps Don’s experiences working with the founder of the Alumni Association, Jimmy Creasman in developing the Alumni Association as well as his continued work in expanding the role of the Alumni Association at ASU. He also recaps experiences working for the various University Presidents who served during his tenure at ASU. He has many, many stories that will hold your attention as you listen to this interview!

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2002-07-12
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    • b. 11/07/1935
    • Pam Stevenson, Editor; Manny Garcia, Videographer; June Payne, Chair Video History Project.
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  • 1. Introduction @ 00:00:06 2. Early Days in Arizona @ 00:01:20 3. Student Days at ASU @ 00:03:38 a: Ernest J. Hopkins – First full time faculty in the Journalism Department; wrote the ASU Alma Mater @ 00:05:53 b. Notable professors @ 00:07:33 4. After Graduation @ 00:11:25 a. Early days in the Alumni office @ 00:12:10 b. Arizona Statesman on the Air @ 00:13:48 5. Start of the “Modern Day” Alumni Association @ 00:16:00 a. Jimmy Creasman @ 00:18:45 6. Goals of Grady Gammage for an Alumni Association @ 00:22:50 7. Grady Gammage and ASU @ 00:25:12 a. ASU Name Change Campaign @ 00:28:10 8. Continue Growth of the Alumni Association @ 00:31:30 9. G. Homer Durham @ 00:34:00 10. Acting Director to Director of the Alumni Association @ 00:38:00 11. Move to the Development Office @ 00:39:48 a. Campaign for Excellence @ 00:40:00 12. Recap of Significant Events from His Career @ 00:42:00 a. Firing of Frank Kush @ 00:42:50 b. Alumni Membership Dues @ 00:46:55 c. Collegiate License Plates @ 00:48:25 d. Outstanding Arizona High School Student Scholarship @ 00:48:55 e. Devils Advocates @ 00:49:40 13. Changes in ASU @ 00:50:50 a. Gammage Auditorium @ 00:52:35 14. Advice to Young People @ 00:53:45 a. Come to ASU and Why! @ 00:54:00 15. ASU Presidents (not already mentioned) @ 00:57:19 a. Harry Newburn @ 00:57:42 b. John Schwada @ 00:58:33 c. J. Russell Nelson @ 00:59:21 d. Lattie Coor @ 01:00:00 16. Role of the President in the University @ 01:01:00 17. Alumni Hires by Grady Gammage that impacted ASU @ 01:05:10 18. Alumni Association as “Big Business” @ 01:07;16 19. Arizona Legislature @ 01:11:48 a. Alumni and the Legislature @ 01:12:00 b. Changes in the Legislature @ 01:13:57 20. Hayden Library Dedication @ 01:16:50 a. Carl Hayden @ 01:18:45 21. Noted Alumni @ 01:19:33 22. Walter Cronkite @ 01:21:04 23. Concluding Remarks @ 01:24:15 a. Frank Lloyd Wright @ 01:24:42

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    Dotts, Don. Interview. 01 July 2002. ASURA Video History Project. © Arizona Board of Regents. https://hdl.handle.net/2286/R.I.35757

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