July 20, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 127 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
HONORING THE FAITHFUL SERVICE OF PRESIDENT ALISA WHITE OF TENNESSEE; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 127
(Extensions of Remarks - July 20, 2020)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E650] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING THE FAITHFUL SERVICE OF PRESIDENT ALISA WHITE OF TENNESSEE ______ 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. ____________________