MR. PETER PINNEY

Associate Vice Chancellor of Rural, Community and Native Education and Executive Dean for the College of Rural and Community Development, Emeritus

WHEREAS Mr. Peter Pinney has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in administration, teaching and public service from 1991 to 2017; and

WHEREAS Mr. Pinney taught English and Developmental English, making extraordinary efforts, both in and outside of classes, to assist his students’ learning; and served capably in several challenging administrative roles, including Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Rural Alaska, Interim Director of the Cooperative Extension Service, and Executive Dean of the College of Rural and Community Development; and

WHEREAS Mr. Pinney devoted his efforts to important professional and public service roles, including serving on the executive committee of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and as President of the Arctic Alliance for People, among many other activities; and

WHEREAS Mr. Pinney’s leadership, professionalism, good humor, charity and compassion were recognized by the Emil Usibelli Award for Distinguished Service in 2006;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Mr. Peter Pinney 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. Pinney and as evidence of the University’s desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Mr. Peter Pinney as Associate Vice Chancellor of Rural, Community and Native Education and Executive Dean for the College of Rural and Community Development, 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. Peter Pinney, and conveyed to Mr. Pinney on this 6th day of May, 2017.

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