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Roger Jenkins Honored as Retiring Dean

December 2012

The Miami University Board of Trustees today issued a formal resolution honoring Roger Jenkins, retiring dean of the Farmer School of Business, for his unprecedented accomplishments as Dean of the Farmer School.

Resolution R2013-xx, states: WHEREAS, Roger L. Jenkins has served as Dean of the Farmer School of Business since 2002; and

WHEREAS, during his term Dean Jenkins has demonstrated distinguished service and exceptional leadership in continuously moving the Business School from "Good to Great;" and

WHEREAS, this continuous transformation has resulted in national recognition of the Farmer School as a top tier business program, earning the rank of 23rd overall and 8th amongst public university business programs in the 2012 BusinessWeek survey of our nation's finest undergraduate business schools; and

WHEREAS, Dean Jenkins' tireless and stirring efforts to make his vision of a new home for the Farmer School a reality resulted in over $50 million in private gifts from caring and generous donors towards the construction of a state-of-the-art 220,000 square foot facility; and

WHEREAS, Dean Jenkins' efforts were instrumental in constructing a building which was the first on campus to be LEED certified, and which features innovative classroom design, the latest technology, and exceptional service facilities, to dramatically transform the way student learn, enhance the interactions between students and faculty, and provide the absolute highest level of student support; and

WHEREAS, Dean Jenkins' active engagement with the business community fostered client relationships for student teams to learn through action as consultants, allowed students to visit directly with top business leaders on campus, to experience the business world firsthand as interns, and upon graduation, to succeed as professionals through expanded career opportunities; and

WHEREAS, Dean Jenkins' inspiring and determined efforts also produced countless new opportunities for students by working with Miami's generous donors to create new scholarships, fund innovative programs, support international study, facilitate experiential learning, and enhance access to cutting-edge technology and the latest data; allowing Miami's students to flourish and to prepare them to become the leaders of tomorrow; and

WHEREAS, Dean Jenkins is also both a renowned businessman who led Goody's Family Clothing and a renowned scholar whose work has been published in the Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Marketing Research; and

WHEREAS Dean Jenkins has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Harold Maynard Award through the Journal of Marketing, and in being named Miami University's first ever Mitchell P. Rales Chair in Business Leadership;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the members of the Miami University Board of Trustees do hereby express to Dean Jenkins their sincere gratitude and warm regard for his service and leadership to Miami University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the members of the Board offer their best wishes for his continued good health and success in all future endeavors.

Done, by the Miami University Board of Trustees, this Seventh Day of December, Two Thousand Twelve at Miami University, in the City of Oxford, County of Butler, State of Ohio, during the Two Hundred and Third year of the University's Charter.