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(By Senators Kessler, Bowman, Oliverio, Prezioso, Tomblin (Mr. President), Barnes, Boley, Browning, Caruth, Chafin, Deem, Edgell, D. Facemire, K. Facemyer, Fanning, Foster, Green, Guills, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Laird, McCabe, Minard, Palumbo, Plymale, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Unger, Wells, White,

Williams and Yost)

Honoring Ed Pastilong for his leadership and dedication as West Virginia University's athletic director.

Whereas, During his 20-year tenure, Ed Pastilong has transformed West Virginia University's athletic department into one of the nation's finest, both on and off the playing fields, as it competes in 17 varsity sports; and
Whereas, Ed Pastilong's leadership and vision has truly helped guide, mold and shape the student-athlete experience at West Virginia University into a positive one; and
Whereas, Ed Pastilong has spearheaded more than $65 million in facility renovations, overseen the athletic department's budget increase from $11 million to nearly $50 million and founded the athletic endowment fund which has grown to $32 million; and
Whereas, Under Pastilong's direction, West Virginia University is one of just 19 national Division I athletic programs which regularly finish in the black without burdening the university's academic budget; and
Whereas, Ed Pastilong initiated the Athletic Directors Academic Honor Roll where more than 3,600 student-athletes have since been recognized for outstanding work in the classroom, and the West Virginia University sports Hall of Fame where 115 former Mountaineers have been honored; and
Whereas, Under Ed Pastilong's watch, the last six years have arguably been the most successful in the history of West Virginia University athletics; and
Whereas, Under the leadership of Ed Pastilong, the athletic department has not only been successful on the field, but also in the classroom, where West Virginia is among the conference leaders in Big East Conference Academic All-Stars and CoSIDA Academic All-American and All-District academic honorees; and
Whereas, It is fitting to honor Ed Pastilong for his achievements as West Virginia University's athletic director; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby honors Ed Pastilong for his leadership and dedication as West Virginia University's athletic director; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Ed Pastilong.
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