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HOUSE PROCLAMATION NO. 5 – Dr. Richard Bowen commended


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HP005.....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS
DR. RICHARD BOWEN - Stating findings of the Legislature and commending Dr.
Richard L. Bowen.
03/30    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/31    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
    Rls susp - ADOPTED - voice vote
    Floor Sponsors - Boe, Martinez, Smith(30) & Andrus
    Title apvd - Filed in Office of the Chief Clerk

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  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2005
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                  HOUSE PROCLAMATION NO. 5
                                BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
  1                                    A PROCLAMATION
  3        We, the members of the House of Representatives  of  the  State  of  Idaho
  4    assembled  in the First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature,
  5    proclaim that:
  6        WHEREAS, Dr. Richard L. Bowen began working for Idaho State University  in
  7    1985 and has given twenty years of distinguished service; and
  8        WHEREAS, Dr. Bowen's commitment to the State Board of Education's assigned
  9    role  for Idaho State University as the state's lead institution for education
 10    in health professions has led  to  the  establishment  of  numerous  programs,
 11    facilities  and partnerships that have earned Idaho State University a reputa-
 12    tion as an excellent institution for a health professions education;
 13        WHEREAS, the guidance of Dr. Bowen led to  the  maturation  of  two  Idaho
 14    State  University  schools becoming the College of Engineering and the College
 15    of Technology; and
 16        WHEREAS, Dr. Bowen's willingness to collaborate led to  the  establishment
 17    of  University  Place in Idaho Falls, which serves enough students to be known
 18    unofficially as the state's largest higher  education  institution  after  the
 19    four official colleges; and
 20        WHEREAS, Dr. Bowen's vision led to the construction of the Bennion Student
 21    Union  Building  in Idaho Falls and the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing
 22    Arts Center and the Rendezvous Center on campus, greatly expanding  the  bene-
 23    fits of higher education to students in eastern Idaho; and
 24        WHEREAS, Dr. Bowen has been committed to extending health professions edu-
 25    cation  and other educational programs to citizens throughout the state and he
 26    has encouraged the expansion of a distance learning system that offers  oppor-
 27    tunities to Idahoans living in small and remote localities; and
 28        WHEREAS,  the  planning  and  foresight  of  Dr. Bowen reversed a trend of
 29    declining enrollment and promoted an annual growth in enrollment  at  a  rapid
 30    pace that has nearly doubled the student population since his arrival; and
 31        WHEREAS,  the  optimism,  amicability and devotion of Dr. Bowen and Connie
 32    Smith Bowen has led friends and alumni to make Idaho State University's  capi-
 33    tal campaign the most successful in state history; and
 34        WHEREAS,  Dr. Bowen's recognition of community responsibility and the sym-
 35    biotic growth that exists between a university and the city  in  which  it  is
 36    located  fostered  flourishing  economic  development  efforts,  including the
 37    establishment of the Idaho Accelerator Center  and  Idaho  State  University's
 38    Research  and  Business  Technology  Park,  which  have  been  instrumental in
 39    attracting national and international attention  and  promoting  many  private
 40    enterprises; and
 41        WHEREAS,  Dr.  Bowen has reached out to the national government to advance
 42    achievements in fields of national  concern,  such  as  energy  and  security,
 43    through  efforts  with  the National Security Agency, the Department of Energy
 44    and other federal entities.
  1        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED by the members of the House of  Represen-
  2    tatives  assembled in the First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Leg-
  3    islature, that we hereby honor Dr. Richard L. Bowen,  we  recognize  his  out-
  4    standing service and we extend best wishes for Dr. Bowen and his family.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                            RS 15229C1

This House Proclamation is in honor of Dr. Richard Bowen,
President, Idaho State University.  His many accomplishments and
service are recognized with this resolution.

                           FISCAL NOTE

There is no fiscal impact to the general fund.

Name:  Rep. Donna Boe 
       Rep. Elmer Martinez
       Rep. Elaine Smith
       Rep. Ken Andrus
       Sen. Edgar Malepeai
       Sen. Bert Marley
Phone: (208) 332-1000