departure of President Kerr to BYU as a Vice President there,
the Board of Regents appointed Roland B. Woolley temporary
President while the selection process was carried on to
determine the 13th President of the College. The interim period
ran from July to the end of December 1982.
back at the four years President Kerr was at Dixie, Dr. Ronald
Garner of the College Music Department said, "He was the one
who established a strong and lasting feeling of rapport between
the administration and the faculty."
became temporary President, Mr. Woolley had been serving as
Vice President for Administrative Services since 1976. After the
appointment of President Alton L. Wade, he returned to that
Woolley, in explaining why he held the temporary office said,
"When President Kerr left for BYU, Dr. Peter Nyberg, Vice
President for Instructional Services and Dr. Karl Brooks, Vice
President for Development and Community Services both became
candidates to succeed President Kerr. At that time, it was
agreed by the Board of Regents that the applicants for the
position could not act as temporary President, so the board
decided I would become temporary President."
Dixie Bell Tennis Courts were constructed, completed and
dedicated during 1982 and planning for a new football stadium
and remodeled Home Economics Building began that same year.