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conferring upon

the title of
Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Emeritus

WHEREAS Dr. Marshall L. Lind has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction as chancellor from 1999 to 2004; and

WHEREAS Dr. Lind has served admirably as an educator in the state of Alaska for more than 40 years, and has devoted more than 12 years to the University of Alaska Southeast as chancellor; and has dedicated five years of leadership as the chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, whose duties include oversight of a diverse network of urban and rural campuses and numerous learning centers and extension offices; and has been an unfaltering supporter of the university's tripartite mission to serve Alaskans through teaching, research and public service; and

WHEREAS Dr. Lind calmly and judiciously presided over the successful self-study and reaccreditation of the university and the development and implementation of far-reaching strategic and academic plans; and is highly esteemed for fostering collaboration among university departments and between the institution and private and government enterprises; and has ably managed an exceptional level of expansion and revitalization of the Fairbanks campus; and has similarly guided the rural campuses through significant growth in enrollment and improvements in infrastructure; and

WHEREAS Dr. Lind is greatly admired and respected by students, staff and faculty for his evident concern for their individual successes as well as institutional progress; and is held in equally high regard by the citizens of Alaska for his sincere interest in forging lasting bonds between communities and the university; and has been especially commended for his dedication to furthering the relationship between the university and Alaska Native peoples, for which he was awarded the 2002 Denali Award by the Alaska Federation of Natives; and has shown himself to be a strong advocate on behalf of students, such that he has become popularly known as "the students' chancellor";

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Marshall L. Lind for his extensive contributions to both the state of Alaska and the university; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Dr. Lind and as evidence of the university's desire that his identification with the university be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Dr. Marshall L. Lind as Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Emeritus; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and signed by the president of the University of Alaska as further evidence of the esteem and respect in which he holds Dr. Marshall L. Lind, and conveyed to Dr. Lind on this day of May 9, 2004.


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