2007 Assembly Joint Resolution 115
ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION
Relating to: commending Chancellor John P. Keating on his commitment to excellence in higher education.
Whereas, Chancellor John P. "Jack" Keating is ending a career of excellence in higher education; and
Whereas, Chancellor Keating served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for ten successful years; and
Whereas, Chancellor Keating is a native of San Francisco and has spent more than 36 years in public education, earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from Ohio State University, and from there moved to join the psychology faculty at the University of Washington; and
Whereas, at the University of Washington Chancellor Keating was appointed founding dean and vice provost of two new University of Washington campuses and also served as the first provost at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks; and
Whereas, Chancellor Keating achieved countless goals throughout his time at UW-Parkside, including stabilizing and growing enrollment to 5,100 students from 55 Wisconsin counties making UW-Parkside the most diverse student body in the UW System, establishing the Center for Community Partnerships, championing student success initiatives, and establishing the Chancellor's Task Force on Environmental Stewardship; and
Whereas, during Chancellor Keating's time, UW-Parkside was the only university in Wisconsin and one of 64 universities nationwide to be designated an "engaged campus" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; and
Whereas, Chancellor Keating led the effort to establish numerous business partnerships and served on many boards, including the National Advisory Board of the Red Cross in Washington, D.C., for five years where he convened and chaired an international meeting of high-rise evacuation experts in New York City to study lessons learned from the World Trade Center tragedy; and
Whereas, over $100,000,000 in building programs, including the expansion of the student union and communication arts building, were initiated by Chancellor Keating, and his willingness to work tirelessly with state legislators to bring funding to the campus and UW System was unparalleled; and
Whereas, Chancellor Keating made UW-Parkside an example of the essence of higher education, and we take this opportunity to celebrate this exemplary leader whose humble, mild-mannered approach never failed to persuade others to see his light; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin legislature commend Chancellor Keating for his lifetime commitment to higher education and dedication to making UW-Parkside an institution of higher learning that is in his very accurate words, "excellent education for everyone."