Tribute to Dr. Gerald L. Beckby Representative Michael K. Simpson
Posted on 2014-01-09
in the house of representatives
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Mr. SIMPSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Dr. Gerald L.
Beck for more than 38 years of service to educating Idahoans and on the
occasion of his retirement from his current position as President of
the College of Southern Idaho (CSI).
During his time at CSI, Dr. Beck has been a strong advocate for promoting academic excellence in Southeastern Idaho as well as supporting economic development in the local community. Through Dr. Beck's work prior to joining CSI--which included starting a small business and working two regional managerial positions--Dr. Beck gained the experience necessary to begin a long and successful career educating those who now contribute to the economic development of Idaho Perhaps the most meaningful impact Dr. Beck has made is his role as an educator and administrator. Dr. Beck started his career at CSI as a technical instructor and went on to hold positions as the Coordinator of the Trade and Industrial Division, the Dean of Continuing Education/ Summer School, and the Executive Vice President/Chief Academic Officer. In his time at CSI Dr. Beck was able to integrate the higher education curriculum to support economic growth in southeast Idaho which created a mutually successful relationship between the college and local community.
Mr. Speaker, I sincerely thank Dr. Beck for his service and commitment to higher education in Idaho I wish him well in the next chapter of his life alongside his wife Barbara, children, and grandchildren.