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House Bill 9155

House Bill 9155

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    Florida House of Representatives - 1999                HR 9155

        By Representative Jones






  1                         House Resolution

  2         A resolution honoring Dr. Carl M. Kuttler, Jr.,

  3         President, St. Petersburg Junior College,

  4         recipient of the national Chief Executive

  5         Officer Award.

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  7         WHEREAS, Carl M. Kuttler, Jr., has for 20 years served

  8  as President of St. Petersburg Junior College, and

  9         WHEREAS, Dr. Kuttler has led the community college into

10  achieving high national rankings, including third in Associate

11  in Arts degrees granted, fourth in Associate in Nursing

12  degrees granted, fourth in Associate degrees in Health

13  Professions and Related Sciences granted, and fourth in total

14  Associate degrees granted, even though the SPJC ranks only

15  50th in enrollment, and

16         WHEREAS, he has initiated or helped to develop several

17  innovative programs, including the nation's first Applied

18  Ethics program as a requirement for graduation, and

19         WHEREAS, this CEO has demonstrated a caring attitude in

20  many ways, such as calling each of the college's 1,000

21  full-time employees on their respective birthdays and sending

22  each of them a card, establishing an employee recognition

23  program, and sending a letter to each student who is among the

24  top 3 percent in academic achievement, and

25         WHEREAS, he has been active in developing, organizing,

26  and supporting state and national 2-year postsecondary

27  education associations, for instance, by cosponsoring with

28  former President Jimmy Carter a national leadership conference

29  entitled "The Role of Community Colleges in Shaping the

30  Nation," and by cosponsoring with former President Gerald Ford

31  a national leadership conference called "Workforce 2000," and

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    Florida House of Representatives - 1999                HR 9155

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  1         WHEREAS, Dr. Kuttler has also served with distinction

  2  on technical and special committees relating to 2-year

  3  postsecondary education, among them the Florida Risk

  4  Management Consortium of the Florida Council of Presidents, of

  5  which he was chairman in 1997 and 1998, and

  6         WHEREAS, he has exercised visionary leadership, by

  7  successfully lobbying for a tax referendum that produced

  8  several million dollars to pay for vital equipment; by

  9  parlaying an $11.2 million gift of land and facilities, which

10  was received from Allstate Insurance Company in 1988, into

11  more than $30 million in state and federal grants and

12  contracts to build a thriving Southeastern Public Safety

13  Institute that is unsurpassed in the nation as a community

14  college program center; and by building partnerships with

15  Unisys, Digital, Apple, Allstate, Chrysler, Leningrad (now St.

16  Petersburg) University, and Baoji (China) University, and

17         WHEREAS, Dr. Kuttler has published numerous

18  professional articles and books and has received many awards,

19  which include being named "Father of the Community College

20  System" in post-war Russia and receiving a mahogany rocking

21  chair from his college family for his outstanding support of

22  faculty initiatives, NOW, THEREFORE,

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24  Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of

25  Florida:

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27         That the House of Representatives of the State of

28  Florida commends Dr. Carl M. Kuttler, Jr., for the superlative

29  leadership he has shown during 20 years as President of the

30  St. Petersburg Junior College, and especially wishes to

31  recognize the honor Dr. Kuttler has brought to his educational

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    Florida House of Representatives - 1999                HR 9155

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  1  institution, his city, and this state, as the 1998 recipient

  2  of the national Chief Executive Officer of the Year Award

  3  bestowed by the National Association of Community College

  4  Trustees in Washington, D.C.

  5         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution,

  6  with the Seal of the House of Representatives of the State of

  7  Florida affixed, be presented to the St. Petersburg Junior

  8  College and to President Carl M. Kuttler, Jr., as a tangible

  9  token of the sentiments of the House of Representatives of the

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