Friday, May 13, 2011
This is quite a special and prominent honor for Rick. Here is a description of the professorship:
The Regents Professorship established by the Board of Regents of Northern Kentucky University shall be awarded from time to time to those full professors who, at the apex of their careers, have an exceptional record of achievements in scholarship or creative activity that has brought acclaim to the university and is consistent with the university’s core values. The area of scholarship may include traditional scholarship as well as scholarship applied to teaching or public engagement. The award celebrates the accomplishments of the recipient and provides support through time and resources for the professor to focus on his/her work. Such work should bring further acclaim to the University and ultimately enhance the full breadth of the professor’s work.
Rick should be recognized as one of NKU's finest professors, as he is simply one of the finest labor and employment law and arbitration law professors in the country when it comes to the depth and quality of his scholarship and the innovation of his teaching. He is also, more importantly, a wonderful human being, who is constantly giving back to his colleagues and students (this blog is just one example).
I know that Rick will continue to have an exceptional record of achievement and also continue to bring acclaim to his university in this new professorship.