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educator , State official

Francis Henry Besnette, American State official, educator. Named Citizen of Year Arizona Daily Sun, 1980. Board of directors Flagstaff Health Management Corporation, 1972-1988; trustee Museum Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, 1984-1989; founding director Flagstaff Leadership Program, 1990. Member Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce (board directors).

Background

Besnette, Francis Henry was born on January 6, 1939 in New York City. Son of Ulys Antoine and Evelyn Marie (Coullier) Besnette.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas Western College, 1962. Master of Business Administration, Denver University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Arizona State University, 1970.

Career

Instructor business, S.E. Missouri State College, Cape Girardeau, 1963-1965; assistant professor business, Northern Arizona U., Flagstaff, 1967-1969; associate dean, associate professor, Northern Arizona U., Flagstaff, 1969-1973; professor, dean College Business Administration, Northern Arizona U., Flagstaff, 1973-1980; vice president administration and finance, Northern Arizona U., Flagstaff, 1980-1988; executive vice president, Northern Arizona U., Flagstaff, 1988-1991; executive director, Arizona Board Regents, Phoenix, since 1992. Intern Office of Senator John McCain United States Senate, Washington, 1989.

Politics

The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

Views

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

Membership

Board of directors Flagstaff Health Management Corporation, 1972-1988. Trustee Museum Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, 1984-1989. Founding director Flagstaff Leadership Program, 1990.

Member Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce (board directors).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, traveling.

Connections

Married Linda Sue Curton, March 16, 1962. Children: Carrie Anna, David Keith.

father:
Ulys Antoine Besnette

mother:
Evelyn Marie (Coullier) Besnette

spouse:
Linda Sue Curton

children:
Carrie Anna Besnette

David Keith Besnette