Mclean Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Thailand
Gary McLean, senior professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR), received an honorary doctorate in human resource development from the National Institute for Development Administration (NIDA) on Jan. 6 in Bangkok, Thailand. The degree was bestowed by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Sirindhorn of Thailand during NIDA's graduation ceremony. Approximately 2,000 master's and doctorate degrees were conferred during the ceremony. The degree was awarded in recognition of McLean's 20+ years of involvement in human resource development in Thailand, including input in the development of two doctoral programs and teaching in a third doctoral program. He also collaborated with Thai professors in research and publications, and he was involved in development activities at the local level in villages and temples. McLean came to Texas A&M University in 2007 after retiring from the University of Minnesota after 39 years. His objective is to help build human resource development programs and activities in partnership with Texas A&M around the world. McLean is also the executive director of International Human Resource Development Programs in the EAHR department.