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Don Eastman papers

Don Eastman papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Don Eastman papers
Creator: Don Eastman
Inclusive Dates: 1980 - 2001
Language(s): English
Extent: 77 Linear Feet (77 boxes)
Collection Number: UA01-012
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dr. Donald R. Eastman was the University of Georgia's vice president for development and university relations. In this role, Eastman managed a fund-raising program that completed a $150 million capital campaign and doubled private giving. In addition to leading development of the university's comprehensive strategic plan as vice president for strategic planning and public affairs, he also helped lay the groundwork for the Archway to Excellence campaign and had a key role in establishing the university's campus in Gwinnett County that evolved into Georgia Gwinnett College.

Eastman was born in Virginia and graduated from the University of Tennessee before earning his Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida. He served as vice president of university relations and vice president of strategic planning and public affairs at the University of Georgia from 1991 through 2001. Dr. Eastman served as president of Eckerd College from 2001 through 2020.

During his time as president of Eckerd College, applications to the college's residential program increased fifty-eight percent, enrollment climbed and alumni donations through the annual fund more than doubled. The college invested more than $32 million in new construction, including a $15 million library and an $11 million residence hall, and Eckerd ranked the nation's top baccalaureate institution in the proportion of undergraduates who study abroad.

As the University of Georgia's vice president for development and university relations Eastman managed a fund-raising program that completed a $150 million capital campaign and doubled private giving. In addition to leading development of the university's comprehensive strategic plan as vice president for strategic planning and public affairs, he also helped lay the groundwork for the Archway to Excellence campaign and had a key role in establishing the university's campus in Gwinnett County that evolved into Georgia Gwinnett College.

Prior to his employment at the University of Georgia, Eastman was acting vice president for university relations at Cornell University, and before that he was at the University of Tennessee as executive assistant to the chancellor and executive director of university communications.

Scope and Content

This collection represents the scope of the duties for Dr. Don Eastman during his tenure at the University of Georgia. Topics include; correspondence with university administrators, alumni tours, donor outreach, the Gwinnett Center, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Don Eastman papers, UA01-012, University of Georgia Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Administrative records
Correspondence
Don Eastman
University of Georgia -- Alumni and alumnae.
University of Georgia. Development and Alumni Relations

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Accomplishments and goals, 1994 - 2001
 
12Cindy Coyle correspondence, 1999 - 2001
 
13-4Division accounting and budgets, 1999 - 2001
 
15Planning papers for the conference on fiscal, management, and strategic planning, 1999
 
16-12Michael Adams correspondence, 1997 - 2001
 
113Michael Adams speeches, 1997 - 2001
 
114President's Cabinet, 1999 - 2000
 
115University of Georgia organizational chart, 1999 - 2000
 
116President's staff correspondence, 1999 - 2001
 
117Alumni relations , 1999 - 2001
 
118Retirement communities, 1998
 
119Athens Classic Center, 1999 - 2000
 
120-21Athletic Association, 1999 - 2001
 
122Botanical garden, 1999 - 2001
 
123Dean's breakfast, 1998
 
124College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 1999 - 2001
 
125-26Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 1999 - 2001
 
127Terry College of Business, 1999 - 2001
 
128College of Education, 1999 - 2001
 
129School of Environmental Design, 2000 - 2001
 
130Doug Bachtel, 1999
 
131College of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1999 - 2000
 
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21Washington D.C. (CASE) Council for Advancement and Support of Education trip, 1997
 
22Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), core curriculum in institutional advancement final draft, 1997
 
23-4Georgia Museum of Art, 1999 - 2001
 
25-6Government relations, 1999 - 2001
 
27Steve Wrigley correspondence, 2000 - 2001
 
28Larry Weatherford correspondence, 1999 - 2000
 
29-12Gwinnett campus, 1996 - 2001
 
213Report to the Gwinnett Advisory Council, 1996
 
214Gwinnett Center, facility programming and planning, 1999
 
215-17Gwinnett Program Committee, 1998 - 1999
 
218University communications, 2000 - 2001
 
219Tom Jackson correspondence, 1999 - 2000
 
220Columns, 1999 - 2000
 
221Georgia Magazine, 1999 - 2000
 
222Georgia Morning, 2000 - 2001
 
223News releases, 1999 - 2000
 
224Affirmative Action, 1996 - 1998
 
225Fraternities, 1995 - 1996
 
226Coverage on National HOPE plan , 1996
 
227Safety in schools, 1994 - 1995
 
228The Economic Impact of the University of Georgia on the Athens Metropolitan Statistical Area, 1998
 
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31Board of Regents committees, 2000 -2001
 
32-4Board of Regents meeting agendas, 1999 - 2000
 
35Committee on Research and the Undergraduate Experience, 2000
 
36Report of the Hispanic Task Force of the Board of Regents, 1999
 
37Master Plan for Information and Instructional Technologies, 2000
 
38University of Georgia Fact Book, 1999
 
39David Clement correspondence, 1999 - 2000
 
310IMS , 1999
 
311Institutional Progress annual report, 1998 - 1999
 
312Institutional Development annual report, 1998 - 1999
 
313Institutional Research and Planning , 1999 - 2000
 
314-15Invitations, 1999 - 2001
 
316Libraries, 1999 - 2000
 
317-18Newspaper articles, 1995 - 1999
 
319Staff meetings, 2000 - 2001
 
320(CASE) Council for Advancement and Support of Education Commission on Communications , 1999
 
321College Affordability Campaign Steering Committee, 1998
 
322Phase Two Qualitative Research, Developing the Educational Campaign, 1998
 
323-24Research proposal for the American Council on Education (ACE), 1997 - 1998
 
325Council for Aid to Education (CAE), 1999 - 2000
 
326Georgia Education Advancement Council, 1997
 
327Lamplighters, 1999 - 2000
 
328(NASULGC) National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges Research Committee, 1997
 
329A tribute to John H. Popham, 1985
 
330-32Popham Seminar, 1999 - 2001
 
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41-2Popham Seminar, 1996 - 1998
 
43-7Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), 1991 - 2001
 
48Executive Summary. Self-Study for Reaffirmation, 1999 - 2000
 
49Report of the Compliance with Criteria Committee, 1999 - 2000
 
410University of Georgia Self-Study Steering Committee, 1980 - 1999
 
411Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), 1999 - 2000
 
412-14Regents' Advisory Committee on Institutional Effectiveness (RACIE), 1998 - 2001
 
415Gail Lester correspondence, 2000 - 2001
 
416Special events, 1999 - 2000
 
417-18Survey Research Center, 2000 - 2001
 
419Annual Report of the University of Georgia, 1997 - 1998
 
420Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, 2000 - 2001
 
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51-2Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, 1999 - 2000
 
53-4Senior Vice President for Business and Finance, 1999 - 2000
 
55Budget, 1999 - 2002
 
56-7Senior Vice President for External Affairs, 1999 - 2001
 
58Office of Legal Affairs, 1999 - 2000
 
59-10Vice President for Research, 1999 - 2001
 
511Year 2020 symposium, 2000
 
512-13Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, 1999 - 2001
 
514Vice President for Student Affairs, 1999 - 2000
 
515-16University Architects, 1999 - 2001
 
517-18University Council, 1999 - 2001
 
519Planning Coordinators Group, 1999 - 2000
 
520-22University of Georgia distance learning, 2000
 
523Determining the Costs of Online Courses, undated
 
524NetGen Learning Systems, 2000
 
525Distance learning strategic planning meeting, 2000
 
526Skill Learning, 2000
 
527-28Budget preparation, 1997 - 1999
 
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61Reading file, 2001
 
62University System of Georgia executive summary and benchmarking summary, 2000
 
63University System of Georgia Project Scope management review, 2000
 
64Space Allocation Committee, 2000
 
65Research Space Task Force, 1999
 
66Reading file, 1997
 
67-22Don Eastman correspondence, 1997 - 1999
 
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71-12Don Eastman correspondence, 1999 - 2001
 
713College of Journalism and Mass Communication, 2000 - 2001
 
714School of Law, 1999 - 2000
 
715Cornell University Council, 1995
 
716Development, 1999 - 2000
 
717Mac Corry correspondence, 1999 - 2000
 
718Articles about Don Eastman, 1996, undated
 
719Photograph, undated
 
720-28Reading files, 1999 - 2001
 
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81-11Reading files, 1997 - 1999
 
812-13Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Chicago trip, 1996, undated
 
814-15China trip, 2000
 
816-17Cortona trip, 1993 - 1995
 
818France alumni tour, 1998
 
819Greek Isles trip, 1994
 
820Kentucky trip, 1996
 
821Legendary passage tour, 1996
 
822Vermeer trip, 1996
 
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91Lecture materials, undated
 
92Mediterranean tour, 1994
 
93Miscellaneous trips, 1998
 
94Monet art trip, 1997
 
95Rome winter escapade, 1997
 
96Scandinavian tour, 1994
 
97Spain and Portugal alumni tour, 1998
 
98-9Swiss tour, 1995
 
910Tucson trip, 1997
 
911Leadership Forum for Public College and University Foundations, 1997
 
912Panama Canal trip , 1994
 
913University of California Los Angeles trip, 1994
 
914Society for College and University Planning conference in Vancouver , 1998
 
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10Vice President for Academic Affairs - Registrar, 1987 - 1991
 
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11College of Agriculture - planned giving, 1985 - 1992
 
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12Planned giving - equipment, 1977 - 1990
 
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13Federal priority items - American Express grant proposal, 1977 - 1991
 
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14American Red Cross, 1983 - 1992
 
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15Martin Luther King Jr. Center - School of Law, 1986 - 1992
 
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16School of Pharmacy - telephone log, 1986 - 1991
 
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17Weekly report roster - Tom Jackson weekly report, 1990 - 1992
 
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18Fran Lane weekly report - Penny Scarpucci weekly report, 1990 - 1992
 
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19Reading files - Lamar Dodd's paintings, 1988 - 1991
 
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20Computational quantum chemistry - President's annual report, 1965 - 1992
 
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21President's annual report - alumni record, 1973 - 1991
 
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22Alumni record - occidental, 1987 - 1992
 
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23Night in old Athens - Columns, 1989 - 1991
 
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24Gift acknowledgements - inauguration, Dr. Charles Knapp, 1987 - 1991
 
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25Inaugurations correspondence - capital campaign, third century, 1977 - 1991
 
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26University Council - University of Georgia Foundation general correspondence, 1989 - 1991
 
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27University of Georgia Foundation general correspondence - honor roll, 1977 - 1991
 
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28House Bill 639, teachers retirement - special invitations, President's box and luncheon, 1987 - 1990
 
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29State legislative strategy - New York theatre, 1988 - 1992
 
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30Regents - Siegel and Gale, 1985 - 1992
 
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31Planned giving - Linda Zeagler correspondence, 1990 - 1991
 
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32Appointment notebook - Athens, The Classic City of the South, 1987 - 1991
 
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33Athletic Association - reading file, 1989 - 1991
 
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34Reading file - gift acknowledgements, 1894, 1970, 1983 - 1992
 
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35College of Education - state and foundation budget, 1991 - 1992
 
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36Burkina Faso - Donald Eastman correspondence, 1985 - 1992
 
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37Donald Eastman correspondence - Larry Dendy correspondence, 1991 - 1992
 
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38Sharron Hannon correspondence - major gift prospects, 1991 - 1992
 
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39Regents - staff meeting minutes and notes, 1991 - 1992
 
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40Strategic planning - Judy Wittenberg correspondence , 1990 - 1992
 
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41Trustee candidates - planned giving, 1988 - 1992
 
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42Board of Managers Executive Committee board meeting - University of Georgia Foundation, 1991 - 1994
 
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43Executive Committee - Dean Rusk Center, 1990 - 1994
 
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44Self study - major gift prospects, 1992 - 1995
 
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45Major gift prospects - Don Meyers correspondence, 1992 - 1994
 
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46Georgia statistical information - Feasibility study for the Third Century Campaign, 1989 - 1993
 
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47Feasibility study for the Third Century Campaign, 1989 - 1994
 
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48C. Herman and Mary Virginia, Terry College of Business - accomplishments and goals, 1991 - 1993
 
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49Alumni record - botanical garden, 1992 - 1994
 
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50Brakeley, John Price Jones, Inc. - Campus Master Development Plan, 1986 - 1993
 
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51President's Lecture series - Terrell Fund, 1991 - 1993
 
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52Tuition increase - Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), 1992 - 1993
 
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53James M. Cox Jr., Institute for Newspaper Management Fund - National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, 1991 - 1993
 
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54National championship op-ed - School of Law, 1992 - 1994
 
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55Peabody Awards - Scott Sikes correspondence, 1993 - 1994
 
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56Mac Corry correspondence - Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) statements, 1993 - 1994
 
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57Tom Jackson correspondence - Sharron Hannon correspondence, 1991 - 1994
 
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58Athens Area Chamber of Commerce - Carol Carey correspondence, 1992 - 1995
 
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59Gail Lester correspondence - President's Cabinet, 1993 - 1995
 
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60President's Cabinet - Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) , 1993 - 1996
 
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61Georgia Education Advancement Council (GEAC) - School of Law, 1992 - 1995
 
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62College of Pharmacy - major gifts prospects, 1993 - 1995
 
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63Steve Bell correspondence - olympics, 1993 - 1996
 
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64Olympics - Cindy Coyle correspondence, 1993 - 1995
 
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65Marilyn Montgomery correspondence - scholarships, 1993 - 1995
 
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66Vice President for Academic Affairs - Cindy Coyle correspondence, 1994 - 1996
 
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67Marilyn Montgomery correspondence - Affirmative Action plan, 1995 - 1996
 
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68Minority Advisory Committee - President's Cabinet, 1993 - 1996
 
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69President's Cabinet - College of Agricultural and Environmental Science, 1994 - 1996
 
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70Sunbelt - budget, 1995 - 1996
 
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71University Council - weekly mailing, 1994 - 1996
 
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72Don Eastman correspondence - Athens Country Club, 1994 - 1996
 
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73Athens Country Club - reading file, 1992 - 1996
 
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74Don Eastman reading files, 1992 - 1995
 
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75Don Eastman reading files, 1994 - 1997
 
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76Reading file - Tom et al publications search, 1995 - 1997
 
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77Peabody Awards - Don Eastman correspondence, 1996