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SenateBill Number: 1580Primary Sponsor: PassailaigueType of Legislation: CRSubject: Lightsey, Dr. Harry M.Date Bill Passed both Bodies: May 28, 1992Computer Document Number: 1580Introduced Date: May 27, 1992Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: May 28, 1992Last History Type: Received from HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Passailaigue Fielding Martschink McConnell Washington Bryan Carmichael Cork Courson Courtney Drummond Giese Gilbert Robert W. Hayes Jr. Helmly Hinds Hinson Holland Land Leatherman Leventis Lourie Macaulay Martin Matthews McGill Mitchell Moore Mullinax O'Dell Patterson Peeler Pope Reese Rose Russell Saleeby Setzler Shealy J. Verne Smith Nell W. Smith Stilwell Thomas Williams WilsonType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1580 Senate May 28, 1992 Received from House 1580 House May 28, 1992 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 1580 Senate May 27, 1992 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO HONOR ONE OF THIS STATE'S MOST OUTSTANDING LEADERS, DR. HARRY M. LIGHTSEY, ON HIS RETIREMENT AS PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.
Whereas, Dr. Harry M. Lightsey has distinguished himself as an outstanding leader in South Carolina in the areas of higher education and state government, as well as in the legal profession; and
Whereas, Dr. Lightsey demonstrated his potential for outstanding service and leadership as an undergraduate student graduating Cum Laude from Clemson University while serving as president of the student body; and
Whereas, he continued his studies receiving a degree (Cum Laude) in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia and was graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law where he served as Editor of the South Carolina Law Quarterly; and
Whereas, Dr. Lightsey further distinguished himself as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Fraternity; and
Whereas, Dr. Lightsey has served in several capacities in South Carolina state government, including General Counsel for the South Carolina Public Service Commission and Chairman of the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission; and
Whereas, Dr. Lightsey distinguished himself as a professor of law and served as Dean of the University of South Carolina School of Law from 1980 to 1985; and
Whereas, Dr. Lightsey has authored treatises related to the practice of law in South Carolina, including definitive works on court procedure: South Carolina Code Pleading and South Carolina Civil Procedure; and
Whereas, Dr. Lightsey has served diligently and faithfully as the President of the College of Charleston since 1986; and
Whereas, during Dr. Lightsey's tenure, the College of Charleston has made extraordinary gains: enrollment has increased eighty percent over the past five years, academic standards have increased with Scholastic Aptitude Test scores for incoming freshman being raised fifty points so that the average is now approximately one thousand, and the number of faculty has increased to approximately three hundred fifty from two hundred thirty members; and
Whereas, existing academic programs have been bolstered and new programs added with the establishment of student computer centers; the addition of several new majors; the offering of two new graduate degree programs; the School of Business has received full accreditation; the National Aeronautic and Space Administration has designated the College of Charleston to be a participant in JOVE, a NASA designed space study which allows the college to be a member of INTERNET, an international computer network which permits expanded library and research capacity; and two academic departments have received "commendation for excellence" awards from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, the only such designations by the Commission on Higher Education; and
Whereas, under Dr. Lightsey's tenure, the Foundation Endowment and annual giving have both more than tripled with the Endowment now exceeding ten million dollars, and several new buildings have been added to the school and several others have been renovated; and
Whereas, Dr. Lightsey has many other noteworthy memberships, services, and honors too numerous to list in one resolution. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly wish to express their appreciation for the outstanding contributions Dr. Harry M. Lightsey has made to improve the quality of education in this State and wish to honor him for his untiring service to the State of South Carolina and its citizens on the occasion of his retirement as President of the College of Charleston.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Dr. Lightsey.