2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
January 27, 2016 - Introduced by Senator Harsdorf, cosponsored by
Representative Murtha. Referred to Committee on Senate Organization.
SJR86,1,3 1Relating to: commending and congratulating the University of Wisconsin-Stout for
2125 years of preparing students for successful careers and improving the
3economy in the state of Wisconsin.
SJR86,1,54 Whereas, James Huff Stout, a state senator and successful businessman,
5established the Stout Manual Training School on Jan. 5, 1891; and
SJR86,1,76 Whereas, the former Stout Manual Training School would change drastically
7over the years before becoming, in 1971, the University of Wisconsin-Stout; and
SJR86,1,108 Whereas, UW-Stout is the only institution in the UW System named for its
9founder and still embraces the principle that guided James Huff Stout: to prepare
10graduates for successful careers and fulfilling lives; and
SJR86,1,1311 Whereas, UW-Stout in 2001 became the first university in the country to win
12the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for its dedication to the
13principle of continuous quality improvement; and
SJR86,1,1514 Whereas, UW-Stout was designated as Wisconsin's Polytechnic University by
15the UW System Board of Regents in 2007; and
1Whereas, UW-Stout has added two dozen new undergraduate majors in the
2last two decades, many in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
3fields; and
SJR86,2,54 Whereas, UW-Stout has seen tremendous growth in recent years, reaching
5record enrollment of 9,535 in 2015; and
SJR86,2,86 Whereas, UW-Stout's graduates, year in and year out, have maintained an
7extraordinary job placement rate of at least 97 percent, even through the worst
8recession since the Great Depression; and
SJR86,2,119 Whereas, UW-Stout continues to be an innovator in the field of higher
10education and, through its Discovery Center, always strives for new ways to help
11grow the economy of the state of Wisconsin; now, therefore, be it
SJR86,2,15 12Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the legislature
13commends and congratulates the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other
14stakeholders of the University of Wisconsin-Stout on the occasion of its 125th
15anniversary in 2016; and, be it further
SJR86,2,17 16Resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall provide a copy of this resolution to
17UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer.
SJR86,2,1818 (End)