Members of the Board of Regents, Honored Delegates, Chancellor Brisch, and other Special Guests.
This is indeed an honor and my very good fortune to be
President of the Professional/Administrative Staff Association
in this year of our Lord, the year 2000. The acronym for
Professional/Administrative Staff Association is P A S A.
PASA was born on November 14, 1990 when the by-laws were
first written. That was during the Administration of our 4th
President, Dr. Larry Nutter. Dr. Nutter had the foresight to
help this organization get started and it has developed into an
organization that brings professional and administrative staff
together at Rose State College. As the institution has grown,
so has PASA, and there are now about 100 professional
administrative staff at the college today. These people do not teach
but they perform vital roles in support of the teaching function. Our
organization is a group of highly intelligent and dedicated
individuals always looking at the improvement and the betterment
of our great institution.
Now on this 28th day of September, the year 2000 it is my
extreme pleasure to welcome our 5th President of Rose State
College. We have been very fortunate in getting to know him
as our Executive Vice President for several years and have
grown very confident in his abilities as a superior leader for our
I personally stand ready and I know that the PASA
membership stands ready to be an integral part of the team
that will support whole-heartedly this new president as he
guides us into the 21st century. It is our pleasure to join in this
inauguation and to be part of a new administration lead by Dr.
James Cook our new 5th President of Rose State College.