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Dr. Velmer S. Burton Jr.

Tenured Professor In Criminal Justice

Twin Cities

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Background Information

Employment History

Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Sociology at North Dakota State University


University of Minnesota Crookston

Criminal Justice Teacher

Washington State University


Jr. Ph.D.




bachelor's Degree

criminal justice

University of Cincinnati


higher education management

University of Pennsylvania

master's degree

criminal justice

University of Cincinnati

university degree

Web References (75 Total References)

Crookston Daily Times: News Column [cached]

Burton resigns; Massey named campus CEO

When a search begins, likely in three to six months, to find a permanent successor to Dr. Velmer Burton, who resigned Thursday as chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Crookston, Dr. Joe Massey may pursue the job.
"I might," Massey said Thursday in Kiehle Auditorium, minutes after a campus-wide meeting ended, at which Burton announced his resignation 14 months after being hired.
According to Burton and Jones, Burton initiated talks with central administration several weeks ago about his pending resignation.
According to Burton and Jones, Burton initiated talks with central administration several weeks ago about his pending resignation.
Burton cited his strenuous work schedule as the main reason behind his decision, something he said has kept him away from his two teenage sons.Typically, Burton told the audience, he gets to spend eight weeks with his sons each summer.This past summer, he said, he was able to see them for only 3 1/2 weeks.
While saying that strained relations with some of UMC's faculty and staff were "absolutely not" behind his decision to resign, Burton did say that it had become "increasingly apparent" that he wasn't the right person to serve as chancellor from this point forward.After leading UMC through a difficult administrative and academic transformation, Burton said it was time for someone else to take over from where he's leaving off.
"We're going to carry the ball forward from here, from where Dr. Burton is leaving it for us," Massey said.
Burton said he'd achieved most of the goals he'd set when he took the reins in 2003, including the academic and administrative restructuring that he said has increased accountability, the addition of new academic degree programs, and the stabilization of UMC's finances.He's also secured funding for a new student housing development.
"And I've painted everything I could on campus maroon and gold," Burton added, to applause from the 100-plus faculty, staff and students gathered in the auditorium.
Increasing enrollment is the only goal Burton said hadn't yet been met.
Burton is expected to become a tenured professor in criminal justice at the Twin Cities or Duluth campus.
"I wish the best to my critics, and I believe that despite any differences of opinion, you, too, were concerned about the best interests of this campus," Burton said from the stage."I always had the best interests of the students, faculty and staff first and foremost in my mind.I believe time will tell that these changes were necessary.The future here is bright and filled with much promise."
Jones, who chaired the search committee that hired Burton, echoed those sentiments.

National Advisory Council [cached]

Velmer S. Burton, Jr. Ph.D. Dean of The School of Applied Sciences

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Velmer Burton, Dean of the School of Applied Sciences, said, "The school is very proud of all that the Institute has accomplished.

"Dr. Hall-Campbell received strong recommendations from many constituents to provide leadership during this interim period," said Burton.

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Tags: University of Minnesota, University of Mississippi, Velmer Burton

Velmer S. Burton Jr., a noted expert and author on criminology, has been named the new dean of the University of Mississippi's School of Applied Sciences. Burton is special assistant to the senior vice president for system academic administration and professor of social work at the University of Minnesota at Twin Cities. He officially joins [...] [...]

Velmer Burton, dean of ... [cached]

Velmer Burton, dean of applied sciences, echoed that gratitude.

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