Christopher Dalton named BGSU Trustee Professor


BOWLING GREEN, O.—The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees honored the skill and unswerving dedication of Dr. Christopher Dalton over 30 years at the University by naming him Trustee Professor.

The title of Trustee Professor is designated by the trustees for senior administrators who have served with distinction in those roles for 10 years or more, hold tenured academic positions, and are leaving full-time administrative service.

The board took the action at its June 22 meeting.

Dalton, who retires July 31, oversaw BGSU's budget for 20 years, following a distinguished career in organic photochemistry. He became vice president for planning and budgeting in 1987, when Dr. Paul Olscamp was president of the University, and was named senior vice president for finance and administration in 1999, overseeing 21 units on campus. He stepped down from that position May 31. He continues to hold a tenured position in the chemistry department.

He began teaching at BGSU as an associate professor in 1977 and was promoted to professor in 1983. Dalton came to BGSU from the University of Rochester, where, as a young scientist, he had already published dozens of papers and was well known in his field. He helped strengthen BGSU's fledgling Center for Photochemical Sciences and was its administrative director from 1985-87, when he moved to the University budget office.

Before joining the administration, he had become involved in University finances through his service on the Faculty Senate Budget Committee, which he chaired for several years.

Over the years, Dalton's expertise has been recognized statewide and his opinions widely sought by colleagues, the trustees remarked in their resolution, noting his “diligent management of University resources, careful stewardship of budgets and encouragement of key University initiatives.”

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(Posted June 25, 2007 )