September 21-23, 2005
ITEM 128-1005-R0905††††††††††††††† Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Business Administration upon Maureen J. Fleming; The University of Montana-Missoula
THAT:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Maureen J. Fleming, Professor of Management, in her 34 years of dedicated service to The University of Montana and to the State of Montana, has merited the appreciation and commendation of the Board of Regents of the Montana University System, and has earned recognition as Professor Emeritus of Business Administration.
EXPLANATION:††††††††††††††††††††††† In 1969, Professor Fleming received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University. She joined the Department of Management at The University of Montana in 1971. She was promoted to Professor in 1981, and served as Chair of the Department of Management from 1977 to 1981.† Hundreds of students in the School of Business Administration know Dr. Fleming as the Director of the Schoolís Internship Program, which she guided for 25 years.
Dr. Fleming worked on many University committees, including the Womenís Ad Hoc Committee, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Native American Studies Advisory Committee, Search Committees for the President, the Presidentís Executive Assistant, and the Associate Provost, and as the Faculty Senate representative for the search committee for the Commissioner of Higher Education.† Also, she served on the boards of Bikecentennial, Montana Technology Companies, Montana Energy Research and Development Institute, the State of Montana Board of Investments, and the Governorís Management Development Advisory Council Foundation for Area Agency on Aging. Among her many committee memberships were the State of Montana Department of Administration Personnel Study Commission and their advisory council for management training. She gave presentations and training sessions to groups throughout the U.S. and the state, including the Western Montana Chapter of the National Association of Accountants, Opportunity Workshop, Montana Power Company, Missoula Chamber of Commerce, St. Patrick Hospital, the Associate for Global Business, National Conference of the Association of Management, as well as through UMís Continuing Education Office.
Dr. Flemingís experience includes the international arena. Since 1988, she has been a Permanent Visiting Professor of Management at NanKai University in Tianjin, China.† She was an Invited Lecturer to Petaling Jaya Community College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and NanKai University, Tianjin, China. Her publications are in the North American Business Journal, the Journal of Teaching in International Business, the Journal of Global Business, and the Journal of Education for Business.
During her UM career, Professor Fleming was nominated for participation in the AACSB Sears Foundation Federal Faculty Fellowship Program, the Mountain Bell Exchange Program, and the Burlington Northern Outstanding Teaching Award. She was runner-up for Silent Sentinelís Most Inspirational Teacher award and received the Women Helping Women award of Soroptimist International of Missoula, the inaugural Distinguished Service to International Education Award, the Outstanding Academic Advising Award, the John Ruffatto Memorial Award, and the Distinguished Teaching Award.
Throughout her career at The University of Montana, Dr. Maureen J. Fleming served UM and the community with distinction. In this dedicated service, she has earned the respect of her students, colleagues, and associations throughout the University and the State of Montana. The Board and the University are grateful.