Resolution K913-2011

Honoring Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield for 10 years of distinguished service as Regent to Judicial District VII

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  • Feb 14, 2012: adopted

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield for 10
years of distinguished service as Regent to Judicial District VII

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those individuals within  the  Empire  State  who  have  made
strong contributions to their communities and who inspire others through
their model citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Vice Chancel-
lor Milton L. Cofield for 10 years of distinguished service as Regent to
Judicial District VII, to be celebrated on Saturday, February 18,  2012,
in Albany, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Currently  serving  in  his  last term before stepping down,
Milton Cofield was originally elected to a five-year term as the  Regent
for  the  Seventh  Judicial District on April 1, 2002 and reelected to a
second five-year term through March 31, 2012; he was elected Vice  Chan-
cellor  by  his  colleagues  effective  April 1, 2009 and reelected to a
three-year term effective April 1, 2010; and
  WHEREAS, Vice Chancellor Cofield was born in Natchitoches,  Louisiana,
and educated in the public school system there; he graduated from South-
ern  University  in  Baton  Rouge, Louisiana, with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Chemistry, magna cum laude, in 1973; and
  WHEREAS, Milton Cofield attended graduate school at the University  of
Illinois  and received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1979; he moved
to Rochester, New York and began his career as a physical  scientist  in
the research laboratories of the Eastman Kodak Company in 1979; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1989,  Milton  Cofield  was awarded the M.B.A. degree in
Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School; in 1991,  he
was  appointed  assistant to the President of SUNY College at Brockport,
New York, and also served as Executive Director of the Rochester  Educa-
tional Opportunity Center; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1996,  Vice  Chancellor  Cofield  was named the James E.
McGhee Distinguished Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology;
in 2000, he was appointed  Fulbright  Senior  Scholar  in  the  Graduate
Institute  of  Technology and Innovation Management at National Chengchi
University in Taipei, Taiwan, and  also  a  Fulbright  American  Studies
Professor at De LaSalle University at Manila, Philippines; and
  WHEREAS,  Vice  Chancellor  Cofield's  professional  interests include
management of  technology  and  innovation,  higher  education  adminis-
tration,  and  international  management  and education; Vice Chancellor
Cofield is  currently  Executive  Director  for  Undergraduate  Business
Administration  in  the  Tepper  School  of  Business at Carnegie Mellon
University; and
  WHEREAS, A true  asset  to  society,  Milton  Cofield's  distinguished
record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield for 10  years  of  distinguished
service as Regent to Judicial District VII; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Milton L. Cofield.

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