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

 

institution.

 

 

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.