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SenateBill Number: 663Primary Sponsor: BryanType of Legislation: CRSubject: Kane, Dr. James F.Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930414Computer Document Number: CYY/15438SD.93Introduced Date: 19930408Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19930414Last History Type: Received from HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Bryan Drummond GieseType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 663 Senate 19930414 Received from House 663 House 19930413 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 663 Senate 19930408 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO COMMEND DR. JAMES F. KANE, DEAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, FOR HIS MORE THAN TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF TRULY OUTSTANDING SERVICE AS DEAN UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THIS POSITION.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly with deep regret have learned that Dr. James F. Kane will be retiring as Dean of the College of Business Administration of the University of South Carolina effective June 30, 1993, but on the other hand are elated to learn that Dean Kane after a year's sabbatical will return to teaching at the College of Business Administration; and
Whereas, Dr. Kane has served as Dean of the College of Business Administration since 1967 and is considered and widely respected as one of the most able academic administrators and leaders in the United States; and
Whereas, Dean Kane has been a driving force toward internationalizing the University's Business Administration curriculum. He initiated in 1972 the planning process for creation of a Master of International Business Studies (MIBS) degree program. In the spring of 1993, the International Business Department was named the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth year in a row; and
Whereas, Dean Kane leaves with a glittering array of accomplishments to his credit, including:
(1) The MIBS program, plus the Master in Personnel and Employee Relations (MPER), Master of Taxation, and Master of Accounting programs.
(2) The USC-Business Partnership Foundation, a crucial liaison between the College of Business Administration and the business community.
(3) The Frank L. Roddey Small Business Development Center that has provided management and technical assistance to thousands of entrepreneurs and small businesses.
(4) The Francis M. Hipp and H. William Close buildings that house the college today.
(5) The Campaign for Carolina Business, a successful fund-raising mechanism that raised over six million dollars from the business community to strengthen the academic excellence of the college.
(6) The Professional MBA program that allows professionals to earn their MBA's on weekends and evenings via television.
(7) The James C. Self Computer Center.
(8) The Distinguished Lecturer Program which brings in professionals with extensive business experience to teach in the college on a full-time basis.
(9) The Adjunct Professor program which has well-known business and government professionals from the community work with faculty in teaching college classes.
(10) The Riegel and Emory Human Resource Research Center which has undertaken groundbreaking research on human resource issues; and
Whereas, Dean Kane has served under four University of South Carolina presidents and five provosts. His legacy to the University of South Carolina will undoubtedly be this truly outstanding college which he more than any other person has been responsible for building into one of this nation's most respected programs; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, would like to commend Dean Kane and sincerely thank him on behalf of the citizens of South Carolina, the University family, and all those who love Carolina for what he has done for the College of Business Administration, the University, and the State of South Carolina upon the occasion of his retirement as Dean. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly hereby commend Dr. James F. Kane, Dean of the University of South Carolina's College of Business Administration, for his more than twenty-five years of truly outstanding service as Dean upon the occasion of his retirement from this position.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Dean Kane.