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RESOLUTION TO HONOR ROBERT L. THOMPSON FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE ON THE WINTHROP UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

WHEREAS, Winthrop University with grateful appreciation, does hereby acknowledge, commend and honor the thirteen years of distinguished service of Robert L. Thompson as a member of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees; and

WHEREAS, his participation on the Board on a variety of committees, as well as being Secretary, Vice-Chair, and Chair of the Board will long be evident in the achievements of the University in such areas as our growing national reputation, our dedication to providing national caliber, accredited programs and our promise to create exemplary campus living and learning communities; and

WHEREAS he employed his trademark characteristics of buoyant humor and exuberance, planning, patience, persistence and above all a positive spirit to promote educational advancement at Winthrop University, always seeing possibility where others saw obstacles and encouraging the Board of Trustees by his unshakeable belief in a solution to every challenge; and

WHEREAS, by facilitating significant gifts from the Springs Industries and contributing his own major gift to establish the Robert L. and Norma Thompson fund for faculty enrichment at Winthrop University, he set a powerful example for others to follow;

THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Winthrop University Board of Trustees, and President DiGiorgio, on behalf of the students, faculty and staff at Winthrop University, and the extended public higher education community, do gratefully praise the tireless dedication, vigorous advocacy and steadfast determination that Robert Thompson has consistently demonstrated on Winthrop’s behalf, and in commending him for outstanding meritorious service, do wish him every success and happiness in all his future endeavors.

June 3, 2005

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