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ITEM 116-1003-R0702��������������� Approval of Proposal to Create an Institute for Gerontology Education; The University of Montana-Missoula


THAT:�������������������������������������� The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes The University of Montana to create an Institute for Gerontology Education.


EXPLANATION:����������������������� The proposed Institute for Gerontology Education will provide a framework for the faculty, students, and administrators at The University of Montana to develop, implement, and maintain programs with a gerontologic focus.� The study of aging in the population represents a critical area for liberal arts and professional programs.� The proposed institute will provide support for gerontology education for professionals throughout the State.� It will focus on education, community, and service projects and will collaborate with other institutions of higher education throughout the State.


The completed signature page resides on file at the President�s Office, The University of Montana-Missoula.