Board of Supervisors Honors Dr. Patricia P. Cormier
June 8, 2010
At its June 8, 2010 meeting, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors unanimously and enthusiastically adopted a resolution of respect honoring Dr. Patricia P. Cormier, president of Longwood University. Dr. Cormier, the 24th president of Longwood, has led the university since 1996. She is retiring June 30, 2010. Pictured above with Dr. Cormier are Board of Supervisors Chairman William G. Fore, Jr. and Vice Chairman Howard F. Simpson.
A RESOLUTION OF RESPECT
DR. PATRICIA PICARD CORMIER
PRESIDENT, LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY
WHEREAS, Dr. Patricia Picard Cormier, the 24th president of Longwood University, has been a resident of Prince Edward County and the Town of Farmville since 1996; and
WHEREAS, during her tenure as president, Dr. Cormier has led Longwood University to new levels of academic excellence; through the rebuilding as a result of the “Great Fire of 2001”; from college to university status; to NCAA Division 1 status; to accomplishing Brock Commons, the Chichester Science Center, Longwood Landings, Lancer Park, the new Health & Fitness Center, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and a permanent home for the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts; to name a few; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Cormier, who will retire from the presidency of Longwood University on June 30, 2010, leaves an extraordinary legacy not only to Longwood University, but also to the Prince Edward-Farmville community; and
WHEREAS, her energy, leadership, generosity, and indomitable spirit will be keenly missed, Dr. Cormier will be fondly remembered by the Prince Edward-Farmville community;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Prince Edward, Virginia, hereby expresses its sincere appreciation to Dr. Patricia P. Cormier for her exemplary leadership and vision as president of Longwood University and for her significant contributions to the Prince Edward-Farmville community; and
BE IT RESOLVED FURTHER, that a copy of this resolution be prepared for presentation to Dr. Patricia P. Cormier, as an expression of respect by the members of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Prince Edward, Virginia.