Larry Keeter grew up in Spindale, North Carolina and although he was never a student at Appalachian State University he was hired as a Sociology professor in 1971. He served on the Faculty Senate board and was the first and only (as of 2017) faculty member to serve as mayor of Boone. He served from 1985-1989 and oversaw many major changes to the Boone area.
Information discussed in the interview: early and higher education, life as a professor at Appalachian State, faculty housing, chancellors, faculty senate, study abroad trips, time as mayor, and retirement.
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