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Resolution of Appreciation: Virginia Helm



WHEREAS, Virginia Helm has compassionately served the community of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as Interim Chancellor for nine months; and

WHEREAS, the UW-Stevens Point campus has thrived during her watch, having received $500,000 in federal funding for a teaching and learning partnership; broken ground on a $26 million addition to the Fine Arts Center; and sent three athletic teams to NCAA Final Four competitions, where the men's basketball team captured the national title; and

WHEREAS, Helm distinguished her tenure as Interim Chancellor by charging the campus to become environmentally sustainable in its educational programs, facilities, and operations; and

WHEREAS, Interim Chancellor Helm challenged the university community to reach a fuller potential through campus-wide book readings and discussions and encouraged campus civic participation through the national American Democracy Project;

WHEREAS, in accepting the position of Interim Chancellor, Helm took on an important challenge and supported a learning environment in which the Wisconsin Idea could be widely embraced;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System commends Virginia Helm for her dedicated and accessible leadership and thanks her for her substantial contributions to UW-Stevens Point and the UW System as a whole.