2017-18 BTC Calendar: Jerry A. Benson

Being the Change

For 37 years and in many roles, Jerry Benson has shaped the Madison Experience we all cherish. As provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, he has been advocate-in-chief for JMU’s hallmark faculty-student relationship, which simultaneously supports student success and academic achievement. He has led and supported a stellar faculty whose members would be qualified to work at any university—but who have chosen JMU, where their pursuit of scholarship, research and discovery is matched by their passion for teaching. So many distinctive academic achievements bear his imprimatur: the engineering program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, the College of Integrated Science and Engineering, the College of Health and Behavioral Studies, international master’s programs in Spain and Malta, and so many others. He retires this year with JMU’s academic reputation soaring.

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Published: Friday, November 8, 2019

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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