Bristol Bay Campus Director, Emeritus

WHEREAS Dr. Deborah McLean has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in administration, teaching, and public service from 1993 to 2017; and

WHEREAS Dr. McLean was a pioneering Early Childhood Education faculty member in the region before becoming Bristol Bay Campus Director in 2002; and, as campus director, expanded local course and degree offerings, making them more relevant to the region’s students and leading to substantial enrollment growth; and

WHEREAS Dr. McLean championed the development of the Environmental Studies program and a Nursing degree program in collaboration with the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation; and, under Dr. McLean’s leadership, Bristol Bay Campus secured millions of dollars in federal grants, which enhanced academic programs and greatly improved facilities; and

WHEREAS Dr. McLean is known as an inspiring, dedicated and wise leader who served in additional important public service roles, including on the Dillingham City School District Board and the Southwest Alaska Vocational Center Advisory Board;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Deborah McLean for her 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 Dr. McLean and as evidence of the University’s desire that her identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Dr. Deborah McLean as Bristol Bay Campus Director, 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 Dr. Deborah McLean, and conveyed to Dr. McLean on this 6th day of May, 2017.

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