Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates

Friday, August 1, 2003

New Associate Director for Vietnam Archive

The Vietnam Archive has a new man at the helm, although he is hardly a new face on the scene. Steve Maxner has been named Associate Director (Archives), replacing Ron Frankum, who has moved on to a new teaching opportunity.Maxner joined the Vietnam Archive in 1998 as a research assistant. In 1999 he became the Archive’s first oral historian and played a key role in the development of the Archive’s Oral History Project. “Steve was well-trained under Ron,” said Jim Reckner, director of the Center. “I know he will do an outstanding job in that lead position. Ron’s departure is a great loss, but his move is a new opportunity for pursuing his career objectives.”Maxner is working on his dissertation for a doctorate in history at Texas Tech. He received BA and MA degrees in American history at the University of North Carolina and UNC-Wilmington in 1990 and 1995, respectively. Frankum had been at the Archive for nearly five years. His new horizon is a tenure track teaching position at Millersville University in Pennsylvania.

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