Leith awarded Botswana’s Presidential Order

Professor emeritus Clark Leith was awarded Botswana’s Presidential Order of Meritorious Service on Sept. 30. The award was given out during the country’s Independence Day celebrations and recognizes Leith’s years of service with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and the Bank of Botswana.

After serving as Western’s Provost from 1980-86, Leith took up a full-time position as an economic consultant in Botswana’s Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. Since, he has held a variety of positions including director of research and senior policy advisor at the bank, and since his retirement in 2003 as economic consultant at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.