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Arthur H. DeRosier, Jr.
President of Rocky Mountain College

Dr. Arthur H. DeRosier, Jr., currently President of Rocky Mountain College, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in history from the University of Southern Mississippi with high honors and his Masters and Doctoral degrees in American history from the University of South Carolina.

He has served as professor of history at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and at the University of Oklahoma, East Tennessee State University, where he was appointed as Vice President for Administration, the College of Idaho, and Rocky Mountain College. In addition to his presidency of Rocky Mountain College, he has held the office of the President of East Tennessee State University and the College of Idaho.

He has contributed to the field of education with equal distinction as a scholar and an administrator. His scholarly achievements include the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for his book, The Removal of the Choctaw Indians, and the "Eagle Feather" Award from The Amerindian, American Indian Review for that same work. The volume Forked Tongues and Broken Treaties, which he co-authored, was selected by the Western Writers of America as the best volume on Western America published in 1975.

Dr. DeRosier has authored and co-authored seven other books, presented twenty scholarly papers, published numerous articles and reviews, and prepared and presented historical educational series for both television and radio. His radio series "An Analysis of the Constitution of the United States" won the George Washington Medallion for educational radio in 1975. He has received an impressive array of fellowship, grants, and awards for his academic achievements.

His attainments as an academic administrator and the state and national consultant are similarly stellar. Dr. DeRosier is presently Chairman of the Independent Colleges of Montana. From 1980-87 he served as a higher education advisor to Idaho's governor John V. Evans, and he acted as an historical consultant for the International Appraisal Company and the U.S. Department of Justice in a federal case dealing with the disposal of Creek Indian lands. He has been a member and chairman of Southern and Northwestern accreditation teams evaluating colleges in the South and West, a member of the board of Editorial Advisors for the Memphis State University Press, was appointed to the NAICU Commission on Tax Policy, and is a member of the Frontier Conference Council of Presidents.

Dr. ReRosier is a member of the Community Advisory Board at Rocky Mountain Bank, and a member of the Billings Rotary Club. He is married to Dr. Linda Scott DeRosier, professor of psychology; he and Dr. DeRosier have four children.



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