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Three emeritus faculty members from Portland State's School of Health and Human Performance met for this oral history interview: Chuck Becker, Alice Lehman, and Jack Schendel. Accompanying them were two former School of Education faculty, Maxine Thomas and Steve Brannan. Together, their oral histories recall the development, growth, and achievements of Portland State's School of Health and Human Performance, which evolved from the university's Department of Physical Education. Chuck Becker discusses the department's founding years at Vanport and its differentiation from the Athletics program, for which he also served as a football coach. Alice Lehman describes the program's move downtown from cramped quarters in the former Lincoln High School into the new Health and Physical Education building (Peter Stott Center) in 1966, and the development of women's collegiate athletics programs at PSU and in the state. Jack Schendel, Dean Emeritus of the School of Health and Human Performance, describes the mission and achievements of the School in providing specialized professional training for students in various fields of health education, and the circumstances leading to the closure of the School in 1992.
University Archivist Cris Paschild conducted the interview, which was held at the Portland State University Library on February 12, 2014.
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Becker, Chuck; Lehman, Alice; Schendel, Jack; Thomas, Maxine; Paschild, Cristine; and Brannan, Steve, "Interview with School of Health and Physical Education Faculty" (2014). Portland State University Oral Histories. 4.