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2000-2001 Academic Year Resolutions Adopted

R2: 2000/2001: Resolution of Commendation (Dr. Art Cooper)



Resolution of Commendation

Whereas: Professor Arthur W. Cooper, Department of Forestry, College of Natural Resources, has distinguished himself as the Faculty Athletics Representative over a period of eleven years at NC State University, and

Whereas: Professor Cooper’s service has been recognized time and again by his peers among the Faculty Athletics Representatives of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and by Commissioners Corrigan and Swofford themselves, citing his extraordinary commitment, open-mindedness, fairness and collegiality, and
B Professor Cooper has been elected to the prestigious position of membership on the Management Council of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and served with distinction in that position, and

Whereas: Professor Cooper has demonstrated long term commitment to the Academic Support Program for student-athletes, and

Whereas: Professor Cooper’s constant efforts, oversight, guidance and wisdom in upgrading the academic climate for our student-athletes through the Academic Support Program has led to the annual graduation rates for NC State student-athletes being consistently comparable or exceeding those of the general student body, and

Whereas: Professor Cooper has been a leader within the Atlantic Coast Conference and nationally in the fight to provide appropriate support structures to enhance the academic success of all student-athletes, and

Whereas: Professor Cooper’s contributions to the student-athletes at NC State and throughout the Conference occurred at a time when he served commendably in both the classroom and as department head, therefore be it

Resolved: That the faculty of NC State University commends Professor Art Cooper on his extraordinary contributions to the academic success of our student-athletes and on his contributions to intercollegiate athletics nationally, and be it further

Resolved: That the faculty of NC State University offers its appreciation and best wishes to Professor Cooper as he retires from his service as university Faculty Athletics Representative.

Resolution R2: 00/01
First Reading: October 31, 2000
Adopted: October 31, 2000

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