Bill Text: TX SR156 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Recognizing Michael V. Tidwell for being appointed president of The University of Texas at Tyler.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-15 - Reported enrolled [SR156 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SR156-Enrolled.html
         WHEREAS, Michael V. Tidwell was appointed president of The
  University of Texas at Tyler by The University of Texas System
  Board of Regents on January 1, 2017; and
         WHEREAS, A highly regarded administrator and educator,
  Dr. Tidwell came to The University of Texas at Tyler from Eastern
  Michigan University, where he was dean of the College of
  Business; among other noteworthy accomplishments, he designed
  and launched a plan that quadrupled fund-raising within three
  years, and he established a new chair in entrepreneurship with a
  $1 million gift; he previously served as dean of the College of
  Business at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and as
  assistant dean of the Clayton State University School of Business
  in Georgia; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Tidwell began his academic career as a
  visiting assistant professor in the College of Communication and
  Information at the University of Kentucky--Lexington and later
  joined the faculties of Whitworth University in Washington and
  Truman State University--Kirksville in Missouri; in addition, he
  has held several faculty appointments in India and Kenya; his
  recent research is focused on managing business relationships
  across international boundaries, and he is widely published in
  such scholarly journals as the International Journal of
  Management Theory and Practices, the Journal of Business
  Communication, and Nonprofit Management and Leadership; since
  2003, he has also been a business consultant in human resource
  matters; and
         WHEREAS, Born in southern California, with family roots in
  Tyler, Dr. Tidwell received his bachelor's degree in communication
  from Ball State University in 1995; he gained work experience in
  marketing, corporate communications, and corporate management
  before going on to complete both his master's degree in
  communication and doctorate in organizational studies at
  Washington State University; in all his endeavors, he is supported
  by the love and encouragement of his wife, Karen, and he is the
  proud father of two sons, Cyrus and Bradley; and
         WHEREAS, Michael Tidwell has earned a sterling reputation
  through his vision, dynamism, and commitment to excellence, and
  The University of Texas at Tyler is sure to benefit from his
  skilled leadership; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby congratulate Michael V.
  Tidwell on his new role as president of The University of Texas at
  Tyler and extend to him sincere best wishes for continued
  success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  Dr. Tidwell as an expression of high regard from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on August 15, 2017.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate