Agenda Item No. V. A. 4.

Washburn University Board of Regents



SUBJECT: Designate Clifford Roberson Professor Emeritus.



DESCRIPTION:



Washburn University's mission is to prepare qualified individuals for careers, further study and life long learning through excellence in teaching and scholarly work. Professor Cliff Roberson has strived to personify this mission during his 9 years of service.



Cliff Roberson has earned many degrees: B.A. in Political Science, J.D. in Law, his Ph.D. in Human Behavior, and an L.L.M in Law, Psychiatry and Criminology. Since then he has served in many positions such as a defense counselor, Judge Pro Tem, and the Director of Programs at the National College of District Attorneys. His career also included 23 years of service of full time service at institutions of higher learning.



During his tenure at Washburn University, he has taught numerous courses in Criminal Justice. His lectures are interactive with the students and has received an average score of 4.0 (scale of 1-5) from his students. He teaches in an informal relaxed environment that is more conducive to learning.



His service to Washburn University is outstanding. He has served on a variety of committees that include: the University Planning Committee, the University Ad Hoc Committee on Intellectual Property Policy, Committee on Leadership Curriculum, and the Electronics Technology Committee. He also serves the community by teaching at the Topeka Police Academy.



Professor Roberson's scholarly activity includes many research projects in Criminal Justice that have resulted in at least a dozen publications. In addition, he has authored a total of over 50 books in his career.



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



None



RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends the Board of Regents bestow the title "Professor Emeritus" to Clifford Roberson.



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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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