HR 319 - Siegel, Dr. Betty Lentz; commend

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A RESOLUTION commending Dr. Betty Lentz Siegel; and for other purposes.

Sauder, Randy (29th) Cooper, Sharon M (31st) Shipp, Kem W (38th)
Wiles, John J (34th) Parsons, Don L (40th) Franklin, Jr., Robert L (39th)
Status Summary HC: SC: LA: 02/18/97 H - Passed/Adopted
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House Action Senate
2/18/97 Read 1st Time
2/18/97 Passed/Adopted

HR 319                                             LC 24 0700 
                             A RESOLUTION 
  1- 1  Commending Dr. Betty Lentz Siegel; and for other purposes. 
  1- 2  WHEREAS, Dr. Betty Lentz Siegel is the president of Kennesaw 
  1- 3  State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, and she is the first 
  1- 4  woman to head a member institution of the 34 unit University 
  1- 5  System of Georgia; and 
  1- 6  WHEREAS, Dr. Siegel has been president at Kennesaw State 
  1- 7  University since 1981, and under her administration the 
  1- 8  university has grown from a four-year college with an 
  1- 9  enrollment of 4,000 students  and 15 baccalaureate-degree 
  1-10  programs to its current university status, attained in 1996, 
  1-11  with 12,500 students and 50 undergraduate and graduate 
  1-12  degree programs; and 
  1-13  WHEREAS, Dr. Siegel is known and acclaimed for the valuable 
  1-14  perspective she has brought to institutional planning, her 
  1-15  emphasis on teamwork manifested by the creation of effective 
  1-16  administrative teams and group interaction, and her 
  1-17  initiatives and activities which have given Kennesaw State a 
  1-18  high profile in the community and the state and respect in 
  1-19  academic circles as well as numerous awards and recognition 
  1-20  from the media as a "rising star" in education; and 
  1-21  WHEREAS, Dr. Siegel's academic areas of expertise include 
  1-22  child psychology and administration. She received her Ph.D. 
  1-23  from Florida State University, a master's degree in 
  1-24  education from UNC Chapel Hill, a B.A. degree in English and 
  1-25  History from Wake Forest University, and an associate's 
  1-26  degree from Cumberland College. She also completed two years 
  1-27  of post-doctoral study in clinical child psychology at 
  1-28  Indiana University and holds honorary doctorates from 
  1-29  Cumberland College, Miami University in Ohio, Eastern 
  1-30  Kentucky University, and Lynchburg College; and 
  1-31  WHEREAS, before leading Kennesaw State to its present 
  1-32  position of excellence, Dr. Siegel was the first woman 
  1-33  academic dean at Western Carolina University, serving as 
  1-34  dean of the School of Education and Psychology from 1976 to 
  1-35  1981. From 1967 to 1976 she was first a member of the 
  1-36  faculty and then the dean of academic affairs for continuing 
  2- 1  education at the University of Florida, and previously she 
  2- 2  taught at Indiana University and Lenoir-Rhyne College; and 
  2- 3  WHEREAS, Dr. Siegel has made time for professional and 
  2- 4  community service throughout her life and has contributed 
  2- 5  much through her service to the elevation of American 
  2- 6  education and has become a nationally known speaker who 
  2- 7  advances the ideals of leadership and education; and 
  2- 8  WHEREAS, Dr. Siegel also enjoys a loving and supportive 
  2- 9  family, including her husband, Dr. Joel H. Siegel, and two 
  2-10  sons, David and Michael, both of whom are following in their 
  2-11  parents' academic footsteps. 
  2-13  REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body commend Dr. 
  2-14  Betty Lentz Siegel for her achievements on her own behalf 
  2-15  and on behalf of Kennesaw State University. 
  2-16  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of 
  2-17  Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an 
  2-18  appropriate copy of this resolution to Dr. Betty Lentz 
  2-19  Siegel. 

Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98