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Resolution of Appreciation: Frederic E. Mohs



WHEREAS, Frederic E. Mohs has served the citizens of Wisconsin as a strong proponent and effective advocate for the state's public university as a member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents; and

WHEREAS, through his service as a member, vice chair and chair of the Education Committee, Regent Mohs sought a wide variety of input in helping to improve the excellence of teaching and learning at all UW campuses; and

WHEREAS, Regent Mohs was an integral member of the planning team for the Wisconsin Economic Summits and was instrumental in securing financial support via sponsorships for the summits, which have helped set Wisconsin's economic agenda; and

WHEREAS, Mohs has worked tirelessly to improve the university's relationship with the governor's office and state legislators, especially legislative leaders and lobbyists, and has actively worked to help secure resources for the UW System; and

WHEREAS, as a member of the selection committees for the Regents Teaching Excellence Awards and Academic Staff Excellence Awards, Mohs helped to recognize the efforts of faculty and staff throughout the system; and

WHEREAS, he helped shape university policies and the face of UW campuses through his service on the Executive Committee, the Physical Planning and Funding committee, and as chair of the committee on Student Discipline and Other Student Appeals; and

WHEREAS, Regent Mohs has connected the board to Wisconsin communities as a member of the Research Park and Hospital Authority Boards; and has helped select vital UW System leaders as a member of special chancellor search committees for UW-Extension, UW-Green Bay, and UW-Madison; and

WHEREAS, Mohs is himself a testament to the value of a UW degree, having graduated from UW-Madison, where he also earned his degree from the Law School; and

WHEREAS, for seven years, Regent Mohs has championed and lived the Wisconsin Idea in his honorable service to the UW System and to the state;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System highly commends Regent Emeritus Frederic E. Mohs for his notable tenure and distinguished service to the citizens of Wisconsin and the institutions of the UW System.