Winthrop University: Board of Trustees - Resolution to Honor Debra Boyd for Meritorious Service to the University (06/19/15)
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WHEREAS, Winthrop University with grateful appreciation, does hereby acknowledge, commend, and honor the distinguished service to the University by Dr. Debra C. Boyd in many capacities including in the English Department as faculty member, director of composition, and chair, director of the university's Office for Effective Teaching, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and most recently as Acting President; and

WHEREAS, with her willingness to assume the position of Acting President in this year of transition, she ensured the continuation of the mission-critical work of providing a high quality experience for our students by leading "Team Winthrop" in thinking strategically and by relying on collective participation and decision-making; and

WHEREAS, during her term as Acting President, she lent advice and counsel to the Search Committee for the 11th president of Winthrop University, provided outstanding leadership and guidance to her colleagues while being mindful of the fiscal responsibilities of the university, and worked tirelessly to further the interests of the Winthrop community;

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Trustees and the Winthrop University faculty, staff, and students do hereby convey their deepest appreciation and warmest thanks to Dr. Debra C. Boyd, and do commend her for outstanding meritorious service to Winthrop during the previous 30 years in general and during this past year as Acting President in particular, and look forward to her continued campus leadership as provost and vice president for academic affairs.

June 19, 2015

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