MADISON COLLEGE FOUNDATION BOARD RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, Dr. Turina Bakken has served as an ex-officio member of the Madison College Foundation Board from 2015 to 2023, and
WHEREAS, she has served at Madison College for 25 years as Provost, Vice Provost, Associate Vice President, Dean, Associate Dean, program director and faculty member, and
WHEREAS, she has been a passionate advocate for people first, for Madison College, and for the community, and has been directly responsible for the development of many leaders and
WHEREAS, she was awarded the Distinguished Teacher of the Year award in 2006 and received the College’s Outstanding Employee in 2010, and
WHEREAS, she was an active committee member in the Stand By YOU Campaign, the Everywhere You Are Campaign, and the Be The ONE Employee campaign, and her personal philanthropy and leadership resulted dramatically in increased board, donor, and college employee giving that directly impacts students, and
WHEREAS, she has embraced her roles with the best interests of the college always in mind with total commitment to the college and foundation missions, and the entire community, and
WHEREAS, she has been a generous donor since 2000 with unparalleled broad support, having given to 42 separate funds, providing assistance to students across the campus, and supporting fundraising efforts across the Madison College community, and
WHEREAS, she has served with dedication and distinction as a model philanthropist and fan of Madison College who gives of her time, talent and treasure while also encouraging others by her words as well as actions, and
WHEREAS, she, with her partner Marcia Christiansen, has established a planned gift to continue support of the Madison College Foundation,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Madison College Foundation Board expresses gratitude for her support, service, and contributions, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this expression be acknowledged in the official minutes of this Foundation Board meeting and a copy be made and presented to Dr. Turina Bakken.
Resolution adopted by the Madison College Foundation Board at its meeting on May 2, 2023.