SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 25
(By Senators Plymale, Jenkins, Foster, Unger, Browning, Kessler (Mr. President), Prezioso, Chafin, Williams, Laird, Stollings and Yost)
Designating Friday, February 10, 2012, as “Higher Education Day” at the Legislature.
Whereas, The foundation of any society’s success is the degree to which its citizens are educated; and
Whereas, The citizens of West Virginia are committed to supporting higher education; and
Whereas, Recent reports suggest that new jobs in West Virginia requiring postsecondary education and training will grow by 20,000 by 2018; and
Whereas, West Virginia’s education system will help students achieve these education goals and meet the workforce needs of West Virginia and the United States; and
Whereas, The Legislature and both the Higher Education Policy Commission and the Community and Technical College Council have tackled crucial issues, with the aim of making education more accessible, affordable and effective for residents of the mountain state; and
Whereas, West Virginia’s colleges and universities advance the development of technology, partner with business and industry, conduct groundbreaking research and improve lives through advanced health care; and
Whereas, Through the services of outstanding faculty, staff, administration and executive leadership, West Virginia’s colleges and universities have developed student-centered programs and curriculums; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates Friday, February 10, 2012, as “Higher Education Day” at the Legislature; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate recognizes the commitment to excellence the leaders of our colleges and universities have demonstrated; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Interim Chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the Chancellor of the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, the Executive Director of the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc. and to each of the presidents of West Virginia’s independent and public colleges and universities.