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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Elizabeth (Betty) J. Doversberger on the occasion of her retirement as Chancellor of Ivy Tech State College - Lafayette.


    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Elizabeth (Betty) J. Doversberger on the occasion of her retirement as Chancellor of Ivy Tech State College - Lafayette.

Whereas, Dr. Doversberger has reached unparalleled heights in her professional life and has contributed enormously to the educational enrichment of Hoosier students;

    Whereas, Dr. Doversberger began her career at Ivy Tech State College - Lafayette in 1986 as the Dean of Instruction and Interim Executive Dean;

    Whereas, Dr. Doversberger was appointed to the position of Chancellor in 1989;

    Whereas, As Chancellor of Ivy Tech State College, Dr. Doversberger has headed many programs and spearheaded improvements that have strengthened the position of Ivy Tech as a Hoosier institution of higher learning;

    Whereas, During Dr. Doversberger's tenure as Chancellor from 1991 to 2003, Ivy Tech experienced an enrollment increase of 247%;

    Whereas, Dr. Doversberger's impressive list of accomplishments includes the acquisition of ownership of the Ross Building and adjoining land in 1991; the establishment of articulation agreements with Purdue University and other four-year colleges and universities; the expansion of

dual-credit agreements with area high schools allowing high school students to earn college credit for high school courses; a campus consolidation that included the construction of Ivy Hall; renovation of the Ross Building, and renovation and expansion of Griffin Hall; and surpassing the goal established for the first capital campaign conducted by any Ivy Tech State College region;

    Whereas, In addition to her academic responsibilities, Dr. Doversberger is a contributing member of the community;

    Whereas, Dr. Doversberger is active in the Third House of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, the Lafayette Rotary Club, the Youth Committee Girls Scouts of Sycamore Council, the Hanna Community Council, the Lafayette/West Lafayette Economic Development Corporation, the Indiana Department of Commerce Advisory Board, and the Regional Advisory Board;

    Whereas, Before coming to Ivy Tech, Dr. Doversberger held teaching and administrative positions at Illinois Central College in Peoria, Illinois; and

    Whereas, December 31 will mark the end of phase one of an outstanding career that has spanned 35 years and the beginning of phase two, which, as all members of the Indiana General Assembly know, will be as remarkable as the first: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to express its sincerest congratulations to Dr. Doversberger on her retirement and its gratitude for her many accomplishments and contributions to the Indiana educational system. We wish her continued success and happiness in her retirement years.
    SECTION 2. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Dr. Elizabeth (Betty) J. Doversberger and her family.