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April 11, 2003

Resolution of Appreciation: Jonathan B. Barry



WHEREAS, Jonathan Barry has served the citizens of Wisconsin with distinguished service during his 12 years as a member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents; and

WHEREAS, Regent Barry has championed to the citizens of Wisconsin the significant contributions of the UW System to the state's economic prosperity, social progress and continuing advancement; and

WHEREAS, through his leadership on several regent committees, most notably as Chair of Physical Planning and Funding, Personnel Matters Review, Student Discipline and Student Governance Appeals, and Relationship with the University Bookstore, Regent Barry has helped the UW System to be an effective and efficient steward of fiscal and capital resources; and

WHEREAS, through his participation on several prominent Regent Search Committees he has helped the UW System to appoint top-quality individuals as chancellors of UW-Extension, UW-Platteville and UW-River Falls; and

WHEREAS, his representation of the Wisconsin Technical College System on the Board has strengthened the relationships between Wisconsin's two excellent public higher education systems; and

WHEREAS, Regent Barry's service to the UW System caps a distinguished public service career that includes two terms as Dane County Executive, two terms on the Dane County Board of Supervisors and three terms in the State Assembly; and

WHEREAS, as a graduate of UW-Madison, Regent Barry understands the influence, quality and impact of public higher education in Wisconsin and does whatever he can to see that others might benefit from a UW education; and

WHEREAS, Regent Barry personifies the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea by his devotion of time, energy and thoughtful leadership beyond the boundaries of expectation, positively impacting every UW institution across the state;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System commends Regent Jonathan Barry for his outstanding service and effective leadership on behalf of higher education in Wisconsin.

Guy Gottschalk
President of the Board
April 11, 2003