mr. robert F. gorman

Professor of Extension, Emeritus

WHEREAS Mr. Robert F. Gorman has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching and public service from 1991 to 2014; and

WHEREAS Mr. Gorman has been an outstanding UAF Cooperative Extension Service employee through his teaching activity and public service, having made numerous public presentations and written or revised many publications that will remain in use by Extension clientele for years to come; and

WHEREAS Mr. Gorman has been lauded as a problem-solver for citizens in Southeast Alaska and a person with special expertise in grant programs in rural Alaska in general, and in so doing has created a following of thousands of Alaskans who consider the Cooperative Extension Service and the University as reliable sources of fact-based information; and

WHEREAS Mr. Gorman has been a dedicated mentor to junior faculty, providing valuable career advice to many who have subsequently become tenured Extension faculty, and has served admirably as Program Chair for the Land Resources Program and the Natural Resources and Community Development Program, leading them, with grace and efficacy during periods of difficulty, to the success evident in the shape of the Cooperative Extension Service today;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Mr. Robert F. Gorman 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. Gorman and as evidence of the University’s desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Mr. Robert F. Gorman as Professor of Extension, 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. Robert F. Gorman, and conveyed to Mr. Gorman on this day of May 11, 2014. 

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