Resolution J1701-2013

Honoring Dr. John Frederick Schwaller for his dedicated service to New York State as President of SUNY Potsdam

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  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Dr.  John Frederick Schwaller for his
dedicated service to New York State as President of SUNY Potsdam

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative  Body  to  acknowledge  the
significant  milestones  in  the distinguished careers of esteemed resi-
dents of this noble Empire State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dr.
John Frederick Schwaller for his dedicated service to New York State  as
President of SUNY Potsdam; he will leave this position on July 31, 2013;
and
  WHEREAS,  President  John  Schwaller has lent this campus his personal
integrity; his has been a transparent administration, one  characterized
in  all  respects  by  complete honesty and forthright processes, in all
aspects of SUNY Potsdam; and
  WHEREAS, Serving as SUNY Potsdam President since May of 2006, Dr. John
Schwaller previously served as vice chancellor for academic affairs  and
dean, University of Minnesota, Morris; and
  WHEREAS, A nationally-recognized scholar of early colonial Latin Amer-
ica,  and  of  Nahuatl and the Nahua, the Aztec language and people, Dr.
Schwaller is the author of five books and  the  editor  of  two  others;
additionally, he is the author of 50 articles in leading scholarly jour-
nals  and  encyclopedias  and  has more than 100 professional papers and
presentations to his credit; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Schwaller's teaching experience dates to 1969, when as  a
graduate  student,  he  was  an  assistant  instructor of Spanish at the
University of Kansas; he is the recipient of numerous awards,  including
the Administrative Service Award from the University of Montana, Distin-
guished  Teacher  of  the  Year from Florida Atlantic University and the
Library Development Award for Research from the University  of  Florida;
and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Schwaller is active in the Scouting movement and current-
ly serves as chairman of the Lakes District of the Northern Lights Coun-
cil  of the Boy Scouts; he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history
from Grinnell College in 1969, a Master of  Arts  in  Spanish  from  the
University  of  Kansas  in 1971, and a Doctorate in History from Indiana
University in 1973; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. John Schwaller  will  leave  behind  a  renowned  legacy,
having  served  with  loyalty, honor and distinction, governed by a keen
sense of duty; this remarkable educator always showed a unique grasp  of
human problems in his official acts; and
  WHEREAS,  With  him throughout have been his wife, Anne, and their two
sons Robert and William, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his
life and rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  individ-
uals  of  such  noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dr. John Frederick Schwaller for his dedicated service to New York
State as President of SUNY Potsdam; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. John Frederick Schwaller.

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