Millersville University, Faculty Senate
Attachment D
Faculty Senate Minutes
May 1, 2001

DATE: April 23, 2001

TO: Millersville University Faculty Senate

FROM: Wellness and Sport Sciences Department



WHEREAS Dr. Gene A. Carpenter, Professor in Wellness and Sport Sciences, retired in February 2001 after 32 years of teaching, advising, coaching and serving as the Director of Men's Athletics and Head Football Coach at Millersville University; and

WHEREAS Under Dr. Carpenter's direction, Millersville teams have captured 10 PSAC Eastern Division championships since 1977 including consecutive titles in 1979-81 and 1988-90; won 70 percent of their games (212-89-6); produced 12 seasons with eight victories or more; and posted winning records in 28 of his 31 seasons (including 12 straight from 1971 to 1982, and 10 in succession since 1992). He now stands alone among active Division II mentors in victories (220); and

WHEREAS Dr. Carpenter is an active member in the organizations to which he belongs. He holds membership on the Maxwell Football Club's -Board of Governors, the NCAA Football Rules Committee, the American Football Coaches Association, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics, the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport. In addition, he served as chairman of the PSAC Football Committee from 1983 to 1991; and

WHEREAS In January 2001, Dr. Carpenter received the prestigious George W. Kirchner Award for contributions to Lancaster County Sports from the Lancaster Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association; and

WHEREAS In addition to his multi-faceted coaching and administrative duties, he serves on the staffs of national and regional football clinics, and he is a popular speaker at banquets and motivational seminars; and

WHEREAS As the University's director of men's athletics from 1981 to 1997, he administered a strong, nine-sport intercollegiate program that made its mark at the conference, regional, and national levels. During his tenure, the men's cross-country team was named NCAA Champions, and Conference Championships were awarded in basketball and tennis; and

WHEREAS With further evidence of his leadership, Dr. Carpenter has led successful efforts to improve facilities and student-athlete scholarship support. As a result of his dedication to community service, he conducts an annual drug and alcohol symposium each summer to benefit area educators, physicians, and health care and social services personnel; and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That the Wellness and Sport Sciences Department unanimously and without reservation recommends that Dr. Gene A. Carpenter be granted the title of Professor of Wellness and Sport Sciences Emeritus.


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