_______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Father Boniface
Hardin on his retirement as president of Martin University.
Whereas, Father Boniface Hardin began his education at
St. Meinrad High School in 1951 and later joined the St.
Whereas, Father Hardin founded Martin University in
Indianapolis in 1977 and served as its president until his
retirement on December 31, 2007;
Whereas, The mission of Martin University is to serve low
income, minority, and adult learners in a healing and
Whereas, During Father Hardin's tenure as president of
Martin University, over 1,200 degrees were conferred upon
Whereas, Father Hardin also was the co-founder of the
Indianapolis Sickle Cell Center, founder and director of the
Northwest Action Council, co-founder of the Negro-Jewish
Dialogue, and co-founder of the Human Relations
Whereas, The self-sacrifice and dedication exhibited by
Father Hardin throughout his 30-year tenure as president of
Martin University have been an inspiration to the state of
Indiana and its citizens: Therefore,
SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly thanks Father
Boniface Hardin for his work and dedication as president of Martin
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to Father Boniface Hardin.