NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani presented the prestigious 2012 Saddlemire Lecture at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, on Oct. 19. His talk was titled “Public Higher Education 2.0: The Morrill Land Grant Then and Now.”
The lecture was the 21st in a series named for longtime Bowling Green State University faculty member and administrator Gerald L. Saddlemire, who was aprofessor of psychology and nationally recognized chair of College Student Personnel at the university. He joined the university in 1969 and served until 1991. Bresciani earned his master’s degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University in 1985, and Saddlemire was one of his instructors.
At his lecture, Bresciani received the Higher Education and Student Affairs Distinguished Alumni Award, which was presented by Maureen Wilson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs.
The lecture and visit were coordinated by Matthew Rygg, doctoral graduate assistant in the Office of the Division of Student Affairs. “It was a real honor to have President Bresciani on campus to deliver the Saddlemire Lecture,” Rygg said. “As a respected scholar, teacher and administrative leader, Bresciani was a natural choice. His insights on public policy, funding and public perception of higher education were tremendously insightful. Dr. Bresciani is an inspiration to many in student affairs and higher education.”
During his visit, Bresciani also participated in a roundtable discussion with faculty and students.
The Division of Student Affairs and Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs sponsored the lecture.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.