South Carolina General Assembly
112th Session, 1997-1998

Bill 745

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

                    Current Status

Bill Number:                       745
Type of Legislation:               Senate Resolution SR
Introducing Body:                  Senate
Introduced Date:                   19970508
Primary Sponsor:                   Bryan 
All Sponsors:                      Bryan 
Drafted Document Number:           s-res\bryan\res1440.jeb
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:      19970508
Subject:                           Dr. Kenneth Bradley Orr,


Body    Date      Action Description                       Com     Leg Involved
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Senate  19970508  Introduced, adopted

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Whereas, Dr. Kenneth Bradley Orr took office as President of Presbyterian College in 1979 and has continuously provided strong leadership and vision for the school during his tenure; and

Whereas, Dr. Orr is married to the former Janice Jarrett of Tallahassee, Florida and they have three sons, Kevin, Jeffrey and Jonathan; and

Whereas, Dr. Orr completed his Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan's Center for the Study of Higher Learning and his dissertation entitled "Impact of the Depression Decade, 1929-1939, on Faculty in American Colleges and Universities" was awarded the Distinguished Dissertation Award in 1978 by the Association for the Study of Higher Education; and

Whereas, for more than seven years in a row Presbyterian College has been rated by U.S. News and World Report in its survey, "The Best Colleges in America", as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country; and

Whereas, during Dr. Orr's tenure there has been a fifty percent increase in the size of the faculty, a record enrollment of 1,185 and an expanded academic curriculum; and

Whereas, Dr. Orr's management and fund raising abilities have brought financial stability to the institution and increased the college endowment from $6 million to its present value of over $50 million; and

Whereas, Dr. Orr successfully closed a $38.5 million capital fund campaign entitled "Building from Strength" for Presbyterian College in 1992; and

Whereas, Dr. Orr serves or has served as chairman of the South Atlantic Conference Council of Presidents, chairman of the Council of President of Independent Colleges and Universities of South Carolina, president of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities and the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity; and

Whereas, Dr. Orr's extraordinary accomplishments and achievements during his tenure at Presbyterian College serve to make him a true and dedicated public servant to the students, faculty and staff of Presbyterian College and the people of South Carolina. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate:

That the members of the Senate of South Carolina, by this resolution, hereby recognize and commend Dr. Kenneth Bradley Orr on the occasion of his retirement as President of Presbyterian College and wish him much success in his future endeavors.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Kenneth Bradley Orr, Ph.D.