Bonnie Cone oral history interview 23, 1993 April 26
In this student interview from 1993, Dr. Bonnie Cone, founder of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte), discusses the early days of the university's predecessor, Charlotte College. She explains that it was the students' decision to focus on basketball over all other college sports, and discusses the development of the UNC Charlotte basketball program over the years. Dr. Cone recounts how there were alternative locations suggested for Charlotte College before they decided on the Central High School campus, and she explains why she felt the college should not be near the North Carolina-South Carolina state border. Dr. Cone talks about her time as a student at Coker College in South Carolina, and discusses her work on Coker's Board of Trustees, including the importance of turning the women-only college into a coeducational institution. The interview ends with Cone sharing her current fundraising work for the university.