March 1-3, 2006


ITEM 130-2703-R0306                Authorization to Confer The Title of Professor Emeritus of Educational Theory and Practice upon George Madden: Montana State University´┐ŻBillings


WHEREAS, Professor George Madden has completed a distinguished teaching career of 50 years, including 35 years at Montana State University-Billings, formerly Eastern Montana College;


WHEREAS, Professor Madden served the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education as Chair for three years;


WHEREAS, Professor Madden has served on numerous campus bodies including the Faculty Senate, the University Rank and Tenure Committee, and the Graduate Committee;


WHEREAS, Professor Madden was instrumental in the formation of the Faculty Senate of Montana State University-Billings (formerly Eastern Montana College, serving as its founding chair;


WHEREAS, Professor Madden has served his faculty colleagues as a leader in collective bargaining;


WHEREAS, Professor Madden has been recognized by many alumni for the impact he has had on their professional and personal lives;


WHEREAS, Professor Madden has served educators in Montana through leadership in the study of school law;


WHEREAS, Professor Madden has served higher educators in Montana through his editorship of The Montana Professor;


AND WHEREAS, Montana State University-Billings wishes to honor Professor Madden for his outstanding service to education and to his discipline;


THEREFORE, the Board of Regents of Higher Education, on the recommendation of the Chancellor of Montana State University-Billings, confers upon Dr. George Madden the title of Professor of Educational Theory and Practice Emeritus, with all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities pertaining thereto.