The Summer Script (Dillon, Mont) 1985-1985, July 05, 1985, Image 1

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Henry Worrest named WMC vice president Dr. Henry Worrest of Montana State University, joins WMC’s administrative staff as the new president. by Chuck Stauffer DILLON—Henry N. Worrest, head of the Secondary Education and Foundations De­ partment at Montana State University, has been named vice president of academic affairs at Western Montana College. Selected from a field of 72 applicants, he will assume the Dillon post on August 5. WMC President Douglas Treadway said, ‘Dr. Worrest will bring to the College a back­ ground of dedication to excellence in public education and a commitment to developing forward-looking approaches to the preparation of teachers.’ Worrest, 55, is a native Pennsylvanian. His degrees include a B.S. (Education and Mathe­ matics) from Millersville (Pa.) State College; M.E. (Administration) at the University of Delaware; Master of Natural Science (Mathe­ matics), University of Idaho, and Doctorate (Foundations of Higher Education), University of Montana. WMC audit not that bad By Steve Howery A Montana legislative audit report of Western Montana College found that the school’s records for accounts receivable were not adequate in detecting or preventing significant errors. State law and Board of Regent policy’ for many of the mistakes, and explained that most were ‘procedural errors.’ He also noted that the regents and state have closed the gap between policy differentiation. The report, which was conducted for the college’s fiscal years 1982-83 and 1983-84, was signed by Deputy Legislative Auditor James Gillette. The report, which was conducted by Auditor Lois Curely, made 22 different recom­ mendations for correcting errors found in the two fiscal years. In speaking with President Douglas Treadway, he stated that WMC was ‘eager to comply’ with the Audit Board. The new presi­ dent blamed ‘a lack of consistency between Treadway also explained that three years ago, Glen Levitt was brought in to correct many of the procedures, but the auditors beat him to it. * We got dinged for things that were out of our control' the president stated, ‘or for things that were already being corrected.’ In a final statement, President Treadway admitted that the audit was ‘a healthy but painful examination.' A professional educator since 1956, he initi­ ated his career with junior high and high school teaching posts in Pennsylvania and Delaware before serving as a graduate assistant and in­ structor at the University of Montana. In 1969 he was appointed chairman of the Department of Specialized Studies at Lock Haven (Pa.) State College where he also taught undergraduate courses and supervised student teachers. Worrest accepted the MSU departmental chairmanship in 1973 which includes supervis­ ion and evaluation of 30-35 professional fac­ ulty. He is also a professor of education, teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses. The new WMC staff member has authored numerous publications and delivered presenta­ tions on varied educational topics to state, regional and national organizations. Worrest is a past president of the Montana Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and organized a state conference on competency-based graduation requirements. He was also a member of the boards of directors for the Northwest Association of Teacher Educators and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, as well as past chairman of the MSU Department Heads Organization. Worrest directed the development and imple­ mentation of a competency-based student teaching program for secondary student teach­ ers on the Bozeman campus and, from 1974 to 1981, served as organizer and campus coordin­ ator for the Montana Student Leadership Workshop. He and his wife Pat, who is also a native Pennsylvanian, are parents of three children, ages 22 to 26.

The Summer Script (Dillon, Mont), 05 July 1985, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/TheSummerScript/1985-07-05/ed-1/seq-1/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.