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Resolution of Appreciation: Virginia Coombs



WHEREAS, Virginia Coombs has effectively served as Interim Chancellor and guided the University of Wisconsin-River Falls through a difficult period in the campus' history; and

WHEREAS, she assumed the duties of Interim Chancellor to carry on the vision of Ann Lydecker, a dear friend and colleague; and

WHEREAS, when an upsetting racial incident during her tenure presented significant challenges to all UW-RF students, faculty and staff, Coombs brought the community together for important conversations that strengthened relationships across campus; and

WHEREAS, Coombs worked to support the continued success of students, faculty and staff and made special efforts to celebrate their achievements; and

WHEREAS, in accepting the position of Interim Chancellor, Coombs has helped UW-River Falls prepare for a continued tradition of excellence in the future;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System thanks Virginia Coombs for her leadership and welcomes her continued contributions to UW-River Falls and the UW System.