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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 36

(By Senators Plymale, Minard, Prezioso, Jenkins, White, Williams, Foster, Wells, Boley, Guills, Edgell, Stollings, McCabe, Unger, Tomblin (Mr. President), Palumbo and Chafin)


Designating March 20, 2009, 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, West Virginia's colleges and universities increase the knowledge base of West Virginia's students, as well as those from other states; and
Whereas, West Virginia's education system will help students achieve their education goals and meet the workforce needs of West Virginia and the United States; and
Whereas, Not only does the education system contribute to the economic vitality of the state, but it enriches the culture and life of all communities and regions within the state and outside its boundaries; and
Whereas, West Virginia's colleges and universities advance the development of technology, partner in business and industry, conduct ground-breaking 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 March 20, 2009, 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 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.
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