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Robert Edward Matson

Public management educator , leadership consultant

Robert Edward Matson, American Public management educator, leadership consultant. Recipient Sweeney Academy award International City and County Mgrs. Association, 1993. Served to 1st. Lieutenant United States Army, 1953-1955; Korea; Member National Academy Public Administration.


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


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


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;academic dean, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1980-1982;director, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1982-1987;senior professor, director emeritus, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1987-1989;professor, director leadership education program Center Public Svc.,, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, since 1989;director Institute Government, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1994-1996, 98.


The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.


A believer should support social climates, in which human communities are maintained and strengthened for the sake of all persons and their growth.


It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.


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


Married Mary Athearn, June 27, 1954. Children– Laurie, Jeanne, Scott.

William I. Matson

Mary Royal (Rivers) Matson

Mary Athearn

Laurie Matson

Jeanne Matson

Scott Matson