Resolution J1892-2013

Commending Patricia Wallace Ingraham upon the occasion of her retirement after many years of exemplary service on behalf of higher education

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  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 16, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Patricia Wallace Ingraham, founding
dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs, upon  the  occasion
of  her  retirement  after  many years of exemplary service on behalf of
higher education

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals of remarkable integrity  and  character
whose  endeavors  have  enhanced  the quality of education in this great
State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Patricia Wallace Ingraham, founding dean of the College of Community and
Public Affairs (CCPA) at Binghamton University, upon the occasion of her
retirement after many years of exemplary service  on  behalf  of  higher
education; she will officially retire on June 12, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  A  public policy expert and formerly distinguished professor
of public administration at  Syracuse  University's  Maxwell  School  of
Citizenship  and Public Affairs, Patricia Wallace Ingraham has served as
dean of CCPA since August of 2006; and
  WHEREAS,  She  received  her  doctorate  in  political  science/policy
science  from Binghamton University in 1979, and taught in the Universi-
ty's political science department; and
  WHEREAS, She also holds a master's degree from Michigan State  Univer-
sity and a bachelor's degree from Macalester College; and
  WHEREAS,  As  founding  dean of CCPA, Patricia Wallace Ingraham trans-
formed a promising  idea  into  reality  by  working  with  her  faculty
colleagues and building a school with a strong foundation; and
  WHEREAS,  Under  Patricia  Wallace  Ingraham's  leadership,  CCPA  has
strengthened its departments in human development, public administration
and social work, and added a  department  in  student  affairs  adminis-
tration; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition,  CCPA  has developed a number of international
partnerships, gained recent approval to offer a  PhD  in  community  and
public  affairs,  moved  twice  into the University Downtown Center, and
created a new "community" for its students; and
  WHEREAS, Patricia Wallace Ingraham  has  continually  demonstrated  an
impressive  dedication,  an  unparalleled  devotion  and  an unremitting
enthusiasm for the quality of the educational programs and opportunities
offered at CCPA for the benefit of its faculty and students, as well  as
for the entire community; and
  WHEREAS,  As  founding  dean of CCPA, Patricia Wallace Ingraham trans-
formed a promising  idea  into  reality  by  working  with  her  faculty
colleagues and building a school with a strong foundation; and
  WHEREAS,  In  completing her service, Patricia Wallace Ingraham leaves
behind more than mere bricks and mortar; she leaves behind a  legacy  to
the  faculty  and  students,  the residents of the CCPA community and to
future generations of its students; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  Patricia  Wallace  Ingraham,  founding  dean  of the College of
Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University, upon the occasion
of her retirement after many years of exemplary  service  on  behalf  of
higher education; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Patricia Wallace Ingraham.

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