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Special Resolution

WHEREAS, the new millennium began without a disruption in service, and

WHEREAS, the staff at the six Regental universities, the two special schools, and at the Regents Information Systems devoted countless hours to check code, correct code, test code, roll dates forward and backward, upgrade hardware, install new operating systems, implement new compilers, and then began the cycle again of testing and rolling dates, and

WHEREAS, the staff at the six Regental universities, the two special schools, and at the Regents Information Systems initiated complex Y2K projects, created plans, wrote monthly reports about the progress, went to countless meetings to discuss Y2K issues, and

WHEREAS, the staff at the six Regental universities, the two special schools, and at the Regents Information Systems dealt with and soothed troubled nerves of panicked administrators, worried faculty, nervous staff, and

WHEREAS, the staff at the six Regental universities, the two special schools, and at the Regents Information Systems met a deadline that would not budge when IT projects run notoriously over the most pessimistic time estimates, and

WHEREAS, the staff at the six Regental universities, the two special schools, and at the Regents Information Systems worked at the Y2K problems over the past several years, endured the pressure of fearful but helpless managers, tested at night because that was the only time available, cancelled holiday leaves, could not be in exotic places to welcome the start of the new millennium, limited celebratory activities on New Year's Eve, went to work on January first to "check" the systems,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the South Dakota Board of Regents joins the six Regental universities and two special schools in thanking these dedicated, hard-working employees for their long hours in making this new millennium a non-event, and it is ordered that this Resolution be spread on the minutes of this Board, and that a copy thereof be forwarded to these employees.


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