Resolution Regarding the Name Change of the College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources to the College of Natural Resources

Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies and Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Policies

Joint Resolution 1998-99A

Approved by Commission on Graduate Studies, March 17, 1999
Approved by Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Policies, March 22, 1999

Presented for approval to the University Council, First Reading,
Presented for approval to the University Council, Second Reading,
Presented for approval, Board of Visitors

Whereas, many Colleges of Forestry in the United States have changed their name to natural resources to better reflect their mission with a more encompassing view of the Earth's natural environment, and

Whereas, the National Association of State University and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) structure includes a Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources which parallels our College's programs, and

Whereas, the College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources represents varied disciplines and degrees beyond those represented by the current name of the college, and

Whereas, the name of College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources does not fully reflect the breadth of our programs nor the full scope of our mission, and

Whereas, the faculty and other college constituents have considered recommendations regarding the college name and the name change does not affect department names nor degree titles,

Therefore be it resolved, that the College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources be authorized to change the college name to the College of Natural Resources,

And, be it further resolved, that this change be effective First Summer 1999 upon approval of the Board of Visitors.


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