Resolution J3334-2013

Commending Gale Stevens Haynes upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York

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  • Feb 4, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Feb 4, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 29, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Gale  Stevens Haynes, Esq. upon the
occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014
in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize  and  pay
tribute  to  those women of achievement within the Empire State who have
made strong contributions to their communities and  who  inspire  others
through their model citizenship; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
Gale Stevens Haynes, Esq. upon the occasion of being honored in conjunc-
tion with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Women  of every race, class, and ethnic background have made
invaluable contributions to the growth and strength of New York State in
countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and
  WHEREAS, Each year, the State of New York officially sets  aside  time
to  recognize the achievements and lives of such exemplary women, repre-
sentatives of the wide-ranging and vital roles women have played in  the
historic development of this great Empire State and its communities; the
theme  of  this year's commemoration is "Celebrating Women of Character,
Courage, and Commitment"; and
  WHEREAS, Gale Stevens Haynes, Esq. is a higher  education  leader  and
administrator dedicated to fostering a vibrant academic environment that
encourages  free  thought,  views  cultural  diversity  as  valuable and
enriching, and is engaged with  its  larger  community;  throughout  her
illustrious  three  decade  career,  she has consistently epitomized the
values of character, courage, and commitment in her  unwavering  service
to her peers, colleagues, and fellow citizens; and
  WHEREAS,  Gale  Stevens  Haynes is the Vice President, Chief Operating
Officer and Legal Counsel of  Long  Island  University  (LIU),  and  LIU
Brooklyn Provost; and
  WHEREAS,  Under  her  luminous leadership, LIU Brooklyn has much to be
proud of; it is one of the most diverse college campuses in  the  United
States,  with  more  than 11,000 students from across the nation and the
globe, it has doubled student enrollment, and in 2006, it completed  the
largest  building  project  in the college's history, the 114,000 square
foot Steinberg Wellness Center, which supports the campus' 18 Division I
athletic teams, provides a state-of-the-art workout environment for  the
campus  community,  and  offers  a  broad  array  of health and wellness
services, and health-related counseling programs  to  students,  faculty
members, staff, and members of the community; and
  WHEREAS,  Gale  Stevens  Haynes'  commitment  to the community of Long
Island University is long-standing; she earned both a bachelor's  degree
in  English, and a master's degree in Counseling from LIU, and began her
career at the college as director of the campus' Higher Education Oppor-
tunity Program; and
  WHEREAS, After completing her law degree at St. John's  University  in
1983,  Gale  Stevens  Haynes became LIU's legal counsel; she assumed the
position of Provost in 1989, and as a result of her outstanding  leader-
ship  and  accomplishments,  was  named Chief Operations Officer for the
entire University in July 2013; and
  WHEREAS, The depth of Gayle Stevens Haynes' commitment to the  growth,
achievement and well-being of others is evident in her significant civic
and  volunteer work; she served as the chairwoman of the board of educa-
tion for the Roosevelt Union Free School District in Nassau County  from
2007  to  2010,  was  named  to  the board of directors for the Brooklyn
Hospital Center in 2008, serves as Trustee of the 651 Arts Board, and is

a member of the board of directors for the  Downtown  Brooklyn  Partner-
ship; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout the entire period of her service to her community
and the State of New York, Gale Stevens Haynes  has  stood  constant  in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity to
express its highest admiration for Gale Stevens Haynes and to  wish  her
continued success in all of her future endeavors; 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
commend  Gale Stevens Haynes, Esq. upon the occasion of being honored in
conjunction with Women's History Month in the State of New York; and  be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gale Stevens Haynes, Esq.

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