Millersville University, Faculty Senate

Attachment 1
Faculty Senate Minutes
4 November 1997

WHEREAS, Professor Robert A. Nelson has announced his retirement from the Art Department after 18 years of service; and

WHEREAS, he has compiled an exhibition record of over 150 one-person shows in drawing, printmaking, painting, and sculpture, in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Topeka, Kansas, Springfield, Missouri, and a wide variety of other locations; and

WHEREAS, his two-, three-, four-person, and group shows are almost innumerable; and

WHEREAS he has received literally hundreds of awards and purchase prizes for juried exhibitions; and

WHEREAS his work is part of the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Seattle Art Museum, Ohio University, Brown University, and the Universities of Texas (Austin), Texas Tech, Arizona, and North Dakota; and

WHEREAS he was awarded the Cezanne Medal by the French government for excellence in the arts; and

WHEREAS he has either directed or participated in over 60 major workshops and artists-in-residence programs; and

WHEREAS he is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Art; and

WHEREAS he has brought many well-known speakers to campus; and

WHEREAS he has sponsored many young artists-in-residence; and

WHEREAS he has curated at least a dozen exhibitions on campus; and

WHEREAS he directed the Swift Gallery in Breidenstine Hall; and

WHEREAS he served as the faculty advisor to the Millersville Fencing Club; and

WHEREAS Dr. Nelson has enjoyed the rank of full professor at the University of North Carolina, the University of North Dakota, Cleveland State University, as well as at Millersville.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Art Department, in honor of Professor Robert A. Nelson's many accomplishments as a printmaker and draughtsman, recommends that he be granted the rank of professor emeritus.

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