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Robert Edward Matson

Robert Edward Matson, American public management educator. Recipient Sweeney Academy award International City and County Managers Association, 1993. Served to 1st. lieutenant United States Army, 1953-1955; Korea; Fellow National Academy Public Administration.

Background

  • Matson, Robert Edward was born on December 2, 1930 in Chauncey, Ohio, United States. Son of William I. and Mary Royal (Rivers) Matson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Ohio University, 1956. Master of Education, Ohio University, 1957. Doctor of Education, Indiana University, 1961.

    Career

    • Dean men Carroll College, Wisconsin, 1961-1965. Vice president student affairs Kent State University, Ohio, 1965-1970. President Ricker College, 1970-1974.

      Senior professor Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1974-1980, academy dean, 1980-1982, director, 1982-1987, senior professor, director emeritus, 1987-1989. Professor, director leadership education program Center Public Service, University Virginia, since 1989, director Institute Government, 1994-1996.

    Politics

    Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.

    Religion

    In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.

    Membership

    Served to 1st. lieutenant United States Army, 1953-1955. Korea; Fellow National Academy Public Administration.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Athearn, June 27, 1954. Children– Laurie, Jeanne, Scott.
    • father: William I. Matson
    • mother: Mary Royal (Rivers) Matson
    • spouse: Mary Athearn
    • children: Laurie Matson
    • Jeanne Matson
    • Scott Matson
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    Born December 2, 1930
    Nationality
    • 1956
      Ohio University
    • 1957
      Ohio University
    • 1961
      Indiana University
    • 1961 - 1965
      Dean men Carroll College
      Wisconsin, United States
    • 1965 - 1970
      vice president, student affairs Kent State U
      Ohio, United States
    • 1970 - 1974
      president, Ricker College
    • 1974 - 1980
      senior, professor Federal Executive Institute
      Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      senior, professor Federal Executive Institute
    • 1989
      professor, leadership education program Center Public Service
    • 1989
      director, leadership education program Center Public Service
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