May 29-30, 2003


ITEM 119-1005-R0503��������������� Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Business Administration upon Robert W. Hollmann; The University of Montana-Missoula


THAT:�������������������������������������� Robert W. Hollmann, Professor of Management, in his 23 years of service to The University 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 1973, Dr. Hollmann received his Ph.D. in administrative theory and organizational behavior from the University of Washington.� He joined the Department of Management at The University of Montana in 1980.� He became Assistant Dean of the School of Business Administration in 1986, and was promoted to Associate Dean the following year.


Dr. Hollmann has been involved in international education during his career--serving on the University�s international committee, as the School�s faculty advisor for the International Business Students Association, and advising both international students and students with an international business option.� To acknowledge his excellence in this area, the University presented him the Distinguished Service to International Education Award in 1998.


His other major area of interest is human resource management and leadership.� He has given numerous workshops and presentations to groups such as the National Personnel Research Committee of the American Society for Personnel Administration, Missoula Personnel Association, UM�s Human Resource Services supervisory development programs, and through Continuing Education.� He received the Tom Boone Town and Gown Award in 2000 to honor these extensive endeavors.


In addition to teaching and outreach activities, Dr. Hollmann published extensively in journals such as the International Journal of Management, Personnel Administrator, EAP Digest, and Montana Business Quarterly.� He also reviewed textbooks and articles for several national publications.


Throughout his career at The University of Montana, Dr. Robert W. Hollmann served UM and the community with distinction.� In this dedicated service he has earned the respect of his students, colleagues, and associates throughout the University and the State of Montana.� The Board and the University are grateful.