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Zaida, Walter 

Walter Zaida began working at Joliet Junior College in 1961, and retired in 1986 after serving in a variety of positions at the college, including Vice President for Academic Affairs and as interim President. During the interview, he discusses the history of Joliet Jr. College from 1901 through 1986, highlighting its educational evolution, the impact of world wars and Vietnam had on the institution, and the important role that the Junior College Act of 1965 had on Illinois' community college system. Joiliet Jr. College was the first public Jr. College in the United States.