November 18-19, 1999 

ITEM 105-1001-R1199 Resolution Concerning the Retirement of Ronald Wilson, Associate Professor of Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences; The University of Montana-Missoula  

THAT: Because of 12 years of meritorious service to The University of Montana, Ronald Wilson, Associate Professor of Computer Science, has earned the appreciation and commendation of the Board of Regents of Higher Education and the title Associate Professor Emeritus.

EXPLANATION: Ronald Wilson came to The University of Montana in 1987. A native of New York, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. He received his doctorate in Biophysics from the University of Chicago. After performing research in Microbiology and Immunology for approximately ten years, he returned to school at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, for further study and received a degree (M.S.) in Computer Science in 1987. After receiving this degree, he joined the faculty in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Montana.

Professor Wilsonís accomplishments at The University of Montana served the University community extremely well. As a member of the Computer Science faculty, he pioneered increasing the theoretical coverage of Computer Science at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He served as the Principal Investigator on a medical instrumentation software contract with Critical Systems, Inc. He participated in the development of several new courses and served as a key member of the Master of Administrative Sciences program which was offered at Malmstrom Air Force Base. Professor Wilson has directed several graduate and undergraduate students in their research work and has participated in other collaborative research work.

Professor Wilson has served on, and in the process contributed greatly to, several University-wide committees, including chairing the Academic Standards and Curriculum Review Committee and serving on the Faculty Senate.

Professor Wilsonís distinguished record of accomplishments contributed greatly to the well-being of The University of Montana, its faculty, and students. He has earned the respect and support of all with whom he has associated here at The University of Montana, and most assuredly deserves the title Associate Professor Emeritus.