Senior Engineer, Emeritus

WHEREAS Mr. Richard Machida served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction from 1984 to 2015; and

WHEREAS Mr. Machida has had a long and distinguished career with the University in numerous staff and leadership positions, beginning with the Geophysical Institute and culminating with the Office of Information Technology, where he applied his talent for engineering systems and his passion for innovation; and

WHEREAS Mr. Machida has made notable contributions in public service, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors, Alaskaconnect, Inc.; chairing the digital subcommittee of the Science Management Advisory Committee for the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium; and participating in Internet2 advisory groups; and

WHEREAS Mr. Machida served as a valued member of Staff Council, chairing several of its committees and representing Staff Council on the Master Planning Committee, the UAF Research Program Review Task Force, and other groups;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Mr. Richard Machida for his extensive contributions to the State of Alaska and to the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Mr. Machida and as evidence of the University’s desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Mr. Richard Machida as Senior Engineer, Emeritus; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and signed by the Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks as further evidence of the esteem and respect in which he holds Mr. Richard Machida, and conveyed to Mr. Machida on 8th this day of May, 2016.

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