WHEREAS, Winthrop University with grateful appreciation, does hereby acknowledge, commend, and honor the twelve years of distinguished service of Dr. Susan Rex as a member of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees; and

WHEREAS, she has freely given of her time and talents to strengthen the essential operations of the University, to further its progress toward reaching its institutional goals and to fulfill its educational mission which has led to the increase of the quality of academic programs and the diversity of the student body; and

WHEREAS, her participation on the Board on a variety of committees including Compensation, Institutional Advancement and Development, as well as serving as the chair of the Committee on Academic Quality has been characterized by her dedication to excellence and her high level of commitment to education will long be evident in the achievements of the University; and

WHEREAS, she employed her community spirit and resolute commitment to civic and educational advancement and has worked to ensure that Winthrop University continues its tradition of outstanding service to its students, the Rock Hill community and the State of South Carolina; and

WHEREAS, her legacy as an integral, impactful, and insightful faculty member of twenty-three years in the Winthrop University College of Education has empowered countless teachers to encourage the intellectual growth of future generations; and

WHEREAS, her wide-ranging and thorough commitment to Winthrop University will continue for many years to come by her contributions to the James and Susan Rex Institute for Educational Renewal and Partnership, whose mission is to serve, facilitate, and support faculty and unit initiatives that involve internal and external collaboration, partnership, and outreach to ensure cohesive, quality programs;

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Winthrop University Board of Trustees and President Mahony, on behalf of the students, faculty and staff at Winthrop University, and the extended public higher education community, gratefully acknowledge the vigorous advocacy and heartfelt concern that Dr. Susan Rex has demonstrated on behalf of higher education in general and Winthrop in particular, and in commending her for outstanding meritorious service, do wish her every success and happiness in all her future endeavors.

June 23, 2017