Utah State University has named Bartell C. Jensen, USU vice president for research, as the 1988 recipient of the Leone Leadership Award.

In presenting this year's award, USU President Stanford Cazier said that since Jensen has been vice president, research volume at the university has grown from $15 million in 1976 to $50 million this year."He has strengthened relationships with federal and state agencies and other schools, and has found ways to solve problems for the betterment of the university and the state," Cazier said.

The award recognizes administrative leadership at USU. It was established two years ago by Dr. Nicholas C. Leone, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Leone is a USU adjunct professor and has been active in research projects in animal science.

Since Jensen had been head of research at USU, he has worked to upgrade the university's computer facilities, secure funding for the science and engineering buildings, create the center for biotechnology and space-related research, and support USU's international programs effort and Cache County's economic development.

Jensen joined the USU Economics Department faculty in 1964. He became director of the Economic Research Center in 1971, associate vice president for research in 1976 and vice president in 1977.

He also is chairman of the Governor's Advisory Council on Science and Technology and chairman of the the Intermountain Universities Research Administrators.