November 16-18, 2005

ITEM 129-2003-R1105  Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Education upon Gloria A. Gregg; Montana State University-Bozeman

THAT: Upon the occasion of the retirement of Gloria Gregg from the faculty of Montana State University, the Board of Regents wishes to express its appreciation for her service to the University, the Montana University System, and the people of the State of Montana.

EXPLANATION: Gloria A. Gregg began her career at MSU in1976 as the Director of the Center for Community School Development. For the next 20 years Dr. Gregg worked with communities in Montana, traveling extensively promoting and enhancing community education and adult literacy.

She completed her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Educational Leadership at Western Michigan University and she was awarded the prestigious honor of Mott Fellow. Dr. Gregg extended her professional involvement in the rocky mountain region, national and international levels. She completed community development projects in Great Britain and in Africa.

Dr. Gregg was well respected for her teaching, research and advising skills. Many of her former students continue to praise her commitments to the teaching and learning process that they experienced at the graduate level.

Dr. Gregg was an active grant writer and secured funding from a variety of sources including the Department of Education, the C.S. Mott Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, the Montana Office of Public Instruction, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, and the National Institute of Adult Literacy.

From 1996 to 2001 Dr. Gregg served as Department Head of Education in the College of Education, Health and Human Development. She provided leadership to the department and the University during successful national and state accreditation visits.

For the past four years Dr. Gregg has been actively involved in several international projects through collaboration with MSU's Office of International Programs. Of particular note are two projects; the creation of a graduate program in Educational Leadership in Moldova, and the creation of a social studies curriculum for the country of Azerbaijan.

For these and other contributions, the Board of Regents of Higher Education is pleased to confer upon Gloria A. Gregg the rank of Professor Emeritus of Education at Montana State University and wishes her well for many years in the future.