Agenda Item No. __________

Washburn University Board of Regents

SUBJECT:



Posthumous Bachelor of Business Administration Degree



DESCRIPTION:



The School of Business and its Dean recommend that the family of Mr. Sasky Sivilaisane be honored for Mr. Sivilaisane's diligence and determination by posthumously awarding him the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.



Mr. Sivilaisane began taking classes at Washburn in the fall of 1997, having transferred from Kansas City Kansas Community College. He had completed 108 hours and had achieved senior standing.



Born to a Laotian family living in Thailand, he would have lived the American dream. Although he had been ill almost from the start of his college career, he made steady progress towards his degree. He paid his way through college, and was active in his church and community. He was a role model to the young people in his congregation.



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



None





RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends that the Board approve posthumously awarding the Bachelor of Business Administration degree to Mr. Sasky Sivilaisane.



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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President




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