Resolution Honoring Thomas F. Egan, Esq.
WHEREAS, Thomas F. Egan has served for ten years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York with dedication and distinction; and
Whereas, Mr. Egan's vision and leadership have strengthened the ability of the State University of New York to fulfill its core mission: "to provide to the people of New York educational services of the highest quality, with the broadest possible access, fully representative of all segments of the population in a complete range of academic, professional and vocational post-secondary programs;" and
Whereas, Mr. Egan helped chart a new direction for the nation's largest university system in preparing Rethinking SUNY, a unique and multi-faceted planning framework that laid the foundation for a decade of successful growth; and
Whereas, by all measures, the State University of New York is significantly stronger today than a decade ago, having:
Whereas, Mr. Egan continues to lead the State University of New York to new levels of excellence and aspiration:
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Stony Brook Council pays tribute to Thomas F. Egan's inspiring and selfless service to the cause of public higher education, and expresses its deep gratitude for his remarkable achievements, his concern for the common good, and his vision for the future of New York State.
January 27, 2006