March 17-18, 2005


ITEM 126-2702-R0305                Authorization to Confer The Title of Professor Emeritus of Metal Fabrication upon  J. D. Vezey; Montana State University–Billings


WHERAS, Professor Vezey has completed a distinguished teaching career of 31 years, including 31 years at MSU-Billings, formerly Eastern Montana College, formerly the Billings Vocational Technical Center;


WHERAS, Professor Vezey has served his profession of Educator in a variety of leadership roles at the national, state, and local levels as well as serving as a past President of the Vocational Technical Educators of Montana (VTEM);


WHERAS, he served the college and his colleagues as a member of the first delegation of the College of Technology to serve on the Montana State University-Billings Academic Senate and a number of other college committees;


WHERAS, Professor Vezey has performed many community service activities through fabrication projects;


AND WHEREAS, MSU-Billings wishes to honor Professor Vezey for his outstanding service to education;


Therefore, the Board of Regents of Higher Education, on recommendation of the Chancellor of MSU-Billings, confers upon Mr. J. D. Vezey the title of Professor of Metal Fabrication Emeritus, with all rights, privileges, and responsibilities pertaining thereto.