Dr. Richard W. Woodcock's conference remarks

Thank you, Dr. Miller, for your remarks. I am pleased to have played a part in what is happening here today.

My part, however, was only the beginning. “Fortuitous" is the word that comes to mind when describing the subsequent chain of events.

The Woodcock-Munoz Foundation had not been very active lately and needed a “shot-in-the-arm" if it were to continue its mission. The board of the Foundation, which includes Dr. Miller, considered several transformations including moving away from its independent status into a university environment. When the possibility arose of establishing a connection with Texas Woman's University and its nationally recognized program in school neuropsychology, that solution was irresistible.

Dr. Miller has already told us about the fortuitous convergence of his retirement at TWU and the opportunity to plan and direct a new research program at TWU.

What you see happening here today grew out of the vision and efforts of several people. I can't name all of them but you have already heard from Chancellor Feyten. Provost Neely, the staff of the TWU Development office, and the staff of the Marketing and Communication office paved the way for all this to happen.

I thank all of you at TWU for taking such an interest in this endeavor and then making it happen.

Finally, I want to thank you for the honor you have bestowed upon me by appointing me as Research Professor of Psychology and Philosophy at TWU. I am looking forward to my future contacts with the students and faculty at Texas Woman's University and with the Research
Institute.