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Honoring William O. McCoy, Interim Chancellor of the University Upon His Departure



August 2, 2000

WHEREAS, the Mission of the Employee Forum is to address constructively the concerns of the Employees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and

WHEREAS, these concerns include the recognition of individuals who have distinguished themselves in service to the University community, so as to encourage similar achievement among the remainder of the community’s members; and

WHEREAS, an individual among us has given of himself by stepping out of retirement into command as our interim Chancellor during a time of crisis; and

WHEREAS, this individual has since guided our campus with a steady and wise hand while displaying a characteristic gentility, warmth and attention to detail; and

WHEREAS, during his stewardship, this individual has persistently advanced the standing and interest of staff Employees at this University through example and practice, truly setting a new standard in administration-staff relations; and

WHEREAS, this individual has extended himself to provide and receive counsel from the Forum’s members and leadership, on an equal standing with the Faculty, Students, Staff, and Administration of this University; and

WHEREAS, this individual, in a position of great power, has taken the interests of staff to heart in his deliberations, as well as his consideration and implementation of Forum initiatives and projects; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Employee Forum extends its warm thanks and best wishes to William O. McCoy as he departs from the University into a well-deserved retirement

AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Employee Forum hereby extends to William O. McCoy an open invitation to attend and participate in future deliberations of this body.

Signed on behalf of the Delegates of the Employee Forum

Joanne Kucharski, Chair

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