November 16-18, 2005

ITEM 129-2004-R1105  Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Education upon Richard Horswill; Montana State University-Bozeman

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

EXPLANATION: Richard (Dick) Horswill was initially hired at MSU in1970 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Educational Psychology. He developed the counseling program to include academic integrated courses, supervised individual and group practicum and internship experiences.

Dick worked tirelessly to upgrade the counseling programs and facilities. His advocacy for adequate space to address the clinical needs of the graduate counseling students assisted in the creation of a counseling clinic that is used by members from the university and local community.

Of Dick's many accomplishments the most notable has been his direct impact on the preparation of school counselors in the state of Montana. Many of the current professionals that provide critical services to thousands of school children were educated under his leadership.

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