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  • Honoring Dr. William Kirwan

    by Representative John K. Delaney

    Posted on 2015-12-09

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    DELANEY of maryland in the house of representatives Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Mr. DELANEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank Dr. William Kirwan for his service to the people of Maryland. Earlier this year, Dr. Kirwan retired after serving as Chancellor of the University System of Maryland for 12 years. The system includes 12 universities, which run from Frostburg State in Western [[Page E1749]] Maryland to Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore. Nine of these universities have ranked among the best in their category by the US News and World Report.

    Dr. Kirwan began his career in 1964 as a math professor at the University of Maryland--College Park. For the next five decades--fifty one years--he dedicated himself to higher education. I believe part of why Dr. Kirwan was such an effective leader was the depth and range of his experience. Prior to leading our University System, he was a professor, he was the Chair of the Math Department, he was a provost and he was ultimately President of the University of Maryland College Park and President of Ohio State University.

    I believe Dr. Kirwan should be an example to us all. He was a skilled administrator who never lost sight of what education is all about--students learning in the class room. To conclude, thank you Dr. Kirwan. Thank you for your service to the people of Maryland, to the students and parents of Maryland. Your dedication, insight and passion for education will be missed.


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