J1701

Honoring Dr. John Frederick Schwaller for his dedicated service to New York State as President of SUNY Potsdam

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  • 03 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1701


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. John Frederick Schwaller for his
dedicated service to New York State as President of SUNY Potsdam

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers of esteemed resi-
dents of this noble Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dr.
John Frederick Schwaller for his dedicated service to New York State as
President of SUNY Potsdam; he will leave this position on July 31, 2013;
and
WHEREAS, President John Schwaller has lent this campus his personal
integrity; his has been a transparent administration, one characterized
in all respects by complete honesty and forthright processes, in all
aspects of SUNY Potsdam; and
WHEREAS, Serving as SUNY Potsdam President since May of 2006, Dr. John
Schwaller previously served as vice chancellor for academic affairs and
dean, University of Minnesota, Morris; and
WHEREAS, A nationally-recognized scholar of early colonial Latin Amer-
ica, and of Nahuatl and the Nahua, the Aztec language and people, Dr.
Schwaller is the author of five books and the editor of two others;
additionally, he is the author of 50 articles in leading scholarly jour-
nals and encyclopedias and has more than 100 professional papers and
presentations to his credit; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Schwaller's teaching experience dates to 1969, when as a
graduate student, he was an assistant instructor of Spanish at the
University of Kansas; he is the recipient of numerous awards, including
the Administrative Service Award from the University of Montana, Distin-
guished Teacher of the Year from Florida Atlantic University and the
Library Development Award for Research from the University of Florida;
and
WHEREAS, Dr. Schwaller is active in the Scouting movement and current-
ly serves as chairman of the Lakes District of the Northern Lights Coun-
cil of the Boy Scouts; he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history
from Grinnell College in 1969, a Master of Arts in Spanish from the
University of Kansas in 1971, and a Doctorate in History from Indiana
University in 1973; and
WHEREAS, Dr. John Schwaller will leave behind a renowned legacy,
having served with loyalty, honor and distinction, governed by a keen
sense of duty; this remarkable educator always showed a unique grasp of
human problems in his official acts; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Anne, and their two
sons Robert and William, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his
life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dr. John Frederick Schwaller for his dedicated service to New York
State as President of SUNY Potsdam; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. John Frederick Schwaller.

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