Resolution J2903-2013

Commending S. Elizabeth A. Hill upon the occasion of her retirement as President of St. Joseph's College after 17 years of distinguished service

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  • Jan 23, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jan 23, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 15, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  S.  Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D.
upon the occasion of her retirement as President of St. Joseph's College
after 17 years of distinguished service

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body seeks to  acknowledge  those  individuals
whose  professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, The future success of our State and Nation is dependent  upon
individuals  such  as  S. Elizabeth A. Hill, who dedicate their lives as
educators, nurturing our most precious resource, our youth; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend S. Elizabeth
A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D.  upon the occasion of her retirement as  President
of  St.  Joseph's  College after 17 years of distinguished service to be
celebrated at the 31st Annual Scholarship Gala, on Friday,  November  8,
2013 at The Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  One  of the region's most influential women, S. Elizabeth A.
Hill, has been President of St. Joseph's College since 1997; and
  WHEREAS, A native of Brooklyn, New York, S. Elizabeth  A.  Hill  is  a
Magna  Cum  Laude of St. Josephs College; she received a Master's degree
in History from Columbia University, and studied Theology and  Scripture
in Rome under the auspices of Georgian University; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition, S. Elizabeth A. Hill received a J.D.  from St.
John's University School of Law. where she was a Thomas More Scholarship
student, as well as President of the Criminal Law Institute; and
  WHEREAS, Under the luminous direction of S. Elizabeth A.    Hill,  St.
Joseph's  College's  enrollment  and  range  of  academic offerings have
continuously increased, while tuition has  remained  consistently  among
the  lowest in the New York Metropolitan Area; she has also overseen the
expansion of two campuses; and
  WHEREAS, S. Elizabeth A. Hill  has  been  the  recipient  of  numerous
awards and accolades, some of which include being named a Woman Sustain-
ing  the  American  Spirit,  as well as a Woman of Distinction; she is a
three-time recipient of LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS' Top 50  Women  Award,
making her a Hall of Fame Honoree; and
  WHEREAS,  Furthermore,  S.  Elizabeth  A. Hill was awarded a Doctor of
Humane Letters, honoris causa, from St. Francis College for her numerous
charitable works and contributions as a leader in higher education;  and
most notably, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the
field  of Higher Education by The Advancement for Commerce, Industry and
Technology; and
  WHEREAS, Active within her community, S. Elizabeth A. Hill is  on  the
steering committee of the Long Island Regional Advisory Council on High-
er Education, and sits on the board of ERASE Racism; she is on the Board
of Directors of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the
Board  of  Trustees  of  The Mary Louis Academy, as well as the Board of
Advisors for Saint Saviour High School; and
  WHEREAS, The quality and character of life in this Nation, and in  the
great  State of New York, is reflective of the purposeful lives and good
works of those civic-minded community members who dedicate  their  lives
and career to the service of others; 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 Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  S.  Elizabeth  A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D.   upon the occasion of her

retirement as President of  St.  Joseph's  College  after  17  years  of
distinguished service; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to S. Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D.

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