TRIBUTE TO DR. EARL ``MARTY'' MARTIN; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 66
(Extensions of Remarks - April 28, 2016)

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                  TRIBUTE TO DR. EARL ``MARTY'' MARTIN

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                            HON. DAVID YOUNG

                                of iowa

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, April 28, 2016

  Mr. YOUNG of Iowa. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and 
congratulate Dr. Earl ``Marty'' Martin, as he is inaugurated today 
April 28, 2016, as the 13th President of Iowa's largest private 
university, Drake University in Des Moines.
  Dr. Martin began his presidency on July 1, 2015. A fourth-generation 
attorney, Dr. Martin served for eight years in the U.S. Air Force as a 
legal officer, honing his leadership and analytic skills. Later, he 
joined the Texas Wesleyan School of Law faculty as a visiting professor 
and eventually became Associate Dean of the institution. Most recently, 
Dr. Martin served as Executive Vice President of Gonzaga University in 
Spokane, Washington.
  His leadership philosophy is well-documented and so is his drive and 
focus to strengthen Drake University, its Drake neighborhood and 
emphasizing Drake University's standing as one of the nation's top 100 
best values of private colleges.
  Dr. Martin stated his greatest challenge as the new President, ``I am 
never going to be wise enough. Wisdom is that combination of knowing 
the facts are occurring and being able to assess the choices. I always 
want to get better.'' Under his leadership, Drake University is 
continuing to grow and flourish.
  Mr. Speaker, as a graduate and proud alumnus of Drake University, I 
am honored to represent Dr. Martin and Drake University in the United 
States Congress. I invite my colleagues in the United States House of 
Representatives to join me in congratulating Dr. Martin on his 
inauguration and wishing him nothing but continued success.

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