Current Status Bill Number:
1107Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960206Primary Sponsor: MatthewsAll Sponsors: MatthewsDrafted Document Number: res9877.jwmDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960208Subject: Dr. Leonard E. Dawson
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960208 Received from House House 19960207 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 19960206 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO OFFER THE CONGRATULATIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ONE OF THE STATE'S MOST PROMINENT COLLEGE PRESIDENTS, DR. LEONARD E. DAWSON, UPON TEN YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP AT VOORHEES COLLEGE.
Whereas, Dr. Leonard E. Dawson is the sixth president of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina and his untiring efforts and leadership have brought about significant improvements to the institution; and
Whereas, Dr. Dawson's leadership has greatly enhanced the overall quality of academic programs and the number of majors has doubled during his tenure; and
Whereas, Dr. Dawson's personal involvement in recruiting students has helped to increase enrollment by nearly 35%; and
Whereas, Dr. Dawson has attracted numerous academic scholars and the number of faculty with doctoral degrees has doubled; and
Whereas, Dr. Dawson has increased revenue from private gifts and grants for this institution of higher learning; and
Whereas, Dr. Dawson's sound management and stewardship of the College's finances erased a $1.4 million cumulative deficit and lead to an annual operating surplus for the past 10 years during which time the operating budget of the College has quadrupled; and
Whereas, Dr. Dawson has spearheaded 8 million dollars of physical plant improvements that include the construction of two new debt free buildings and significant renovations in existing buildings. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, and the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General assembly recognize the outstanding achievements of Dr. Leonard E. Dawson, the sixth President of Voorhees College.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Dr. Leonard E. Dawson.