Prosser honored by Legislative Resolution


Robert Prosser (l) and Senator John Stevens


(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Former Bethel University President Robert Prosser received a resolution today from the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives congratulating him on his retirement and honoring his service to the University.  The resolution was presented to Prosser by Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) who sponsored the congratulatory measure in the Tennessee Senate.

Prosser retired as President of the University last July. The General Assembly, which had adjourned for the summer and fall months, passed the resolution upon returning for the 2014 legislative session.

“Without a doubt, Robert Prosser has been one of the best Presidents ever to have served Bethel University,” said Senator Stevens.  “His vision and his extraordinary entrepreneurial skills resulted in unprecedented growth, both in enrollment and academically.”

Senate Joint Resolution 585  states “known as ‘The Entrepreneurial President,’ Robert Prosser has built a legacy of leadership at Bethel which shall continue to guide the university for years to come.  It is fitting that this legislative body give due recognition to Robert Prosser, one of Tennessee’s most distinguished and accomplished educational leaders, on the occasion of his retirement and extend to him our best wishes for success in his every future endeavor.”

The resolution notes that during Prosser’s fifteen-year tenure, a number of new academic programs were founded, including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, the Master of Business Administration program, and an on-line bachelor and master degree program in criminal justice which is one of only fourteen in the nation endorsed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates.