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University of Central Florida Village Center Activities Board: Michael Crumpton Records

Identifier: UA23C

Scope and Contents

Series I: Village Center, 1974-1979, undated, contains documents related to Michael Crumpton's involvement with FTU's Village Center and his proposal for a new student union.

Series II: ACU-I, 1975-1978, contains material related to the ACU-I organization and Crumpton's involvement in the ACU-I Region VI 1977 Conference.

Series III: Correspondence, 1976-1978, contains communication between Michael Crumpton and various parties as proposals were being created for a student union at FTU.

Series IV: Miscellaneous, 1976-1978, undated, contains an assortment of Crumpton's documents lying outside the scope of the previous three series.


  • Created: 1974-1979



The entire collection is open for research.

Copyright Statement

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

Michael Crumpton, who grew up in Orlando, graduated from FTU in June of 1978 with a B.S. in Business Administration. During much of his undergraduate experience Michael served in various roles on the Village Center Activities Board, including director of the Village Center Board in 1976 and Village Center Board President in 1977-1978. During the 1970s the Village Center Activities Board was responsible for bringing cultural and entertainment events to what was then Florida Technological University (FTU), and operated with subcommittees to pursue speakers, movies, concerts and a variety of opportunities for students to find forms of diversion from their academic studies. This was important because of the remoteness of the campus at that time.

Also during this time period, Michael was active with the Association of College Unions - International (ACU-I) to gain perspective on the value and role that a student union brings to the campus community. During his tenure, FTU co-hosted an international conference with the University of Florida for ACU-I.

After graduation from FTU, Michael enjoyed a 22 year retail management career before returning to school and earning a graduate degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky in 2003. He also has an adult learning certification from North Carolina State University and is a certified Senior Human Resources Professional.

As of 2015, Michael is the Assistant Dean for Administrative Services for the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). He oversees administration of budgets, human resources and facilities, and organizes and addresses space and remodeling issues. He is a member of ALA, LLAMA, ALISE, CUPA and SHRM, all professional library or human resource organizations dedicated to enhancing their particular field of interest.

His published works include articles available from UNCG's institutional repository and monographs Handbook for Community College Librarians (2013) and Strategic Human Resource Planning for Academic Libraries (2015). He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his lovely wife Leslie and has two daughters, Bailey and Breanne.


1 Box, (1 Flat File, 1 Linear Foot)


This collection includes documents pertaining to Michael Crumpton's involvement with Florida Technological University's Village Center, with the Association of College Unions International, and with proposing a new student union for FTU. The collection contains a phone survey used to research the university's name change from FTU to UCF, a proposal for a new student union, and a proposal for the Village Center's first minority committee.

Arrangement Note

The documents are arranged in four series alphabetically by topic.

Method of Acquisition

Michael Crumpton gifted these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collection and University Archives in 2013 (CFU2013_17).

Accruals and Additions

Collection Identifier: CFU2013_17

Related Materials

For more information on university history, please see our website. The collection included in its miscellaneous folders the Pegasus 1973 Yearbook; Central Florida Future, 10/29/1976; and the Central Florida Future, 2/4/1977; which can be found in our digital collections. Also included in this collection were a Guide to Knight Life, 1977-1978, with the catalog record found here; the Orlando Central City book, 1974, with the catalog record found here; and the ACU-I Region VI Conference program, 1977, with the catalog record found here.

Processing Information

Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by Kristen Fortenberry in 2016. Staples and paperclips were removed from documents, and all material was placed into archival files and boxes. Some materials were removed and placed in the catalog; See Related Materials. Duplicate materials were removed. The acquisition method field and the subjects were updated by Kryslynn Collazo in 2018, resulting in edition 2.
University of Central Florida Village Center Activities Board: Michael Crumpton Records
Kristen Fortenberry
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576