EUGENE, Ore. - The Lane Community College Board of Education honored President Mary Spilde at its June 7 meeting with a resolution granting her President Emerita status and naming the Lane Community College downtown campus the Mary Spilde Center to take effect immediately.
The resolution cited Spilde’s “extraordinary achievements on behalf of the college; her record as the longest-serving president in college history; her leadership in the inter-agency partnership that financed the downtown campus; her successful efforts to raise the profile of the college in the community and nationally; and her unsurpassed energy in supporting a major gifts fundraising campaign that will benefit the college for generations to come.”
The resolution was a surprise to Spilde and one of three times that she received a standing ovation during the meeting by the board and the audience.
Spilde retires June 30 after 16 years as Lane’s president, 22 years overall at Lane, and 37 years in higher education.
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Mary Spilde and the 2016-17 Board of Education, June 7, 2017