[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E650]
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                           HON. MARK E. GREEN

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, July 20, 2020

  Mr. GREEN of Tennessee. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize 
President Alisa White of Austin Peay State University for her 
distinguished leadership in service to Tennesseans.
  President White was inaugurated as APSU's tenth president on June 30, 
2014, due to her dedication to educating students and her exceptional 
skills as a leader. Since her inauguration, President White has led the 
University to an increase in the quality of academic programs, breaking 
multiple enrollment records and topping 11,000 students in the Fall 
2019 semester.
  Because of her strong commitment to excellence, President White's 
initiatives have experienced extraordinary success, with state-of-the-
art expansions to the campus and the introduction of new academic 
programs, including the University's first doctoral programs and 
Tennessee's first bachelor's program in Aviation Science. The culture 
of success that she has bred on campus led to the football team winning 
its first Ohio Valley Conference title since 1977 and the men's 
basketball team ranking in the national NCAA tournament, along with 
several other OVC championships across the athletic department.
  President White was also successful in transitioning governance of 
the University to an institutional Board of Trustees, thereby creating 
the avenue for success that the University has experienced. She has 
also set all-time records for total fundraising for the last three 
years and earned state and national attention for innovative 
partnerships. However, not only has she raised the standard for 
education in Tennessee, President White has proven herself a leader 
during the COVID-19 pandemic, spearheading a state-wide effort to 
produce face shields in support of medical workers.
  President White is a strong leader with a commitment to service that 
exemplifies the American spirit. As individuals across the nation seek 
innovative leaders to aspire toward, President White is an excellent 
model. On behalf of the United State Congress, I wish to commend 
President White for her innovative leadership and service to the city 
of Clarksville; the University, and Tennesseans everywhere.