1975 - Gary Rohde

Gary RodheGary Rohde, professor of agricultural economics, is a 1960 graduate of UW-River Falls and the 1975 Distinguished Teacher.

Dr. Rohde delivered the Commencement address and told graduates that "a university degree, or ticket of admission, carries with it additional burdens and responsibilities if you are to maximize the benefits that you had hoped to get form it."

Rohde served as secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection from 1975 until his return to UW-River Falls in 1981 as dean of the College of Agriculture.