Agenda Item No. _______________
Washburn University Board of Regents
SUBJECT: Faculty Personnel - Emeritus
At the end of the 2001 Spring semester, Dr. Richard E. Olson retired as Professor of Economics and Business Administration in the School of Business after 21 years of service to Washburn University.
Dr. Olson joined the School of Business as Dean in 1980, and served in this position until 1987 when he returned to the classroom as a full-time member of the faculty. Under his leadership, the School of Business made significant progress toward AACSB accreditation and laid the foundation for the ongoing accreditation effort. As a faculty member, he was a dedicated teacher, with responsibilities in economics and business law, and a conscientious advisor and supporter to the students.
The title Professor Emeritus is recommended in recognition of Richard Olson's long and distinguished career, his contributions and leadership as dean, and his commitment to the School of Business and Washburn University.
President Farley recommends that the Board honor Dr. Richard E. Olson with the title, Professor Emeritus.
(date) Jerry B. Farley, President