University Relations and Communications

Photo/retirement reception scheduled for Dr. David Garloff next week

March 9, 2009



College of Allied Health Professions, 896-5830
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


Public invited to community celebration on Friday, March 20 


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — An art photography and retirement reception for Dr. David Garloff, former dean of Montana State University Billings College of Allied Health Professions, will be held at the university next week.


The celebration of Garloff’s love of photography and his work with the university will held on Friday, March 20 from 3:30-6 p.m. at the MSU Billings College of Business’ McDonald Hall, Room 163. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend this community celebration.


photo of hay rake taken by Dr. David Garloff

Garloff retired on Feb. 1 after three years as dean of the health professions college. Operational duties are now being handled by Dr. Diane Duin, director of the college’s health administration program, until a new dean is selected.


Capping 42 years in higher education, Garloff was involved in more fully integrating the College of Allied Health Professions into the Billings community and oversaw development of a free community counseling clinic. He marks that as one of the top achievements under his watch and said he enjoyed working with the faculty and staff at the university.


Garloff, 65, was the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University in Iowa before coming to MSU Billings. A native of the Pennsylvania Dutch country near Reading, Penn., he has had a broad career in health professions education. He held positions in Minnesota and Iowa and has also been published in a variety of publications on issues ranging from bioethics to teaching technology.


He also has a passion for photography and a selection of his work will be on display at the reception.

For more information about Dr. Garloff’s retirement reception and photography show, contact the MSU Billings College of Allied Health Professions at 896-5830.


Photo above: Hay Rake by Dr. David Garloff