Distinguished Faculty Award for Service Presented to Richard Bronson
Teaneck, NJ (September 28, 2005)—Fairleigh Dickinson University honored Richard Bronson, professor of mathematics and computer science and senior executive assistant to the President, Metropolitan Campus, with the Distinguished Faculty Award for Service at a University-wide convocation on September 28, 2005.
As a teacher, scholar, curriculum developer, strategic planning specialist and administrator, Bronson’s positive demeanor and infectious enthusiasm have enriched Fairleigh Dickinson University for nearly 40 years.
His strong involvement in the life of the University has included serving as chair of the department of mathematics and computer science and as a member of the NCAA Athletics Certification Committee, the University Mission Task Force, the AD Hoc University Planning Committee, the University Senate and the College Educational Policy Committee.
From 1989-91, during his time as acting dean of the College of Science and Engineering, he led the development of the highly acclaimed SOS (Support our Students) program, which dramatically increased the passing rates of students in introductory science courses. The program was expanded to other courses and continues today.
Serving as interim provost of the Metropolitan Campus from 2000–2003, Bronson led the development of a strategic plan, helped introduce important academic programs, and paved the way for significant renovations and new construction, which included a new residence hall, a new fitness center, and a new softball field.
In presenting the award, Dr. Willard Gingerich, University Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs, said, “For accomplishing nearly everything, and for answering the call of your University time and time again, Fairleigh Dickinson University salutes you with the Distinguished Faculty Award for Service.”
Dr. Bronson’s formal citation