HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - A.D. Albright, president of Northern Kentucky University from 1976 to 1983, has died. He was 96.
Northern Kentucky University announced on its Web site that he died Friday.
NKU says in a news release that during his tenure, enrollment doubled to more than 10,000 and $40 million in construction projects were completed.
Albright, a native of Washington, D.C., lived in Lexington. He had a bachelor's degree from Milligan College in Tennessee, a master's degree from the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from New York University.
"The university's early years were full of challenges," James C. Votruba, president of NKU, said in a statement, "and he approached each one with a steadfast commitment to core academic values."
At the end of then NKU-president Frank Steely's tenure, 1970 to 1975, the Board of Regents turned to Albright, who was 63 at the time.