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Tribute to Douglas M. Treadway, Ph.D.

By Congressman Fortney Pete Stark, State of California, United States House of Representatives.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008—Congressional Record, Extension of Remarks (page E758).

Mr. STARK. Madam Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Dr. Douglas M. Treadway, who is retiring as president/superintendent of the Ohlone Community College District based in Fremont, California. Dr. Treadway assumed his duties at Ohlone on July 1, 2003. He is retiring on May 16, 2008, at which time his friends, admirers and colleagues will pay tribute to his exemplary leadership in education.

Dr. Treadway holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Northwestern University and pursued postdoctoral study at Harvard University. In addition to his chief executive officer career, he has served on the faculties of Northwestern University, the University of Hawaii and Oregon State University. He is the author of 20 research and scholarly publications in the fields of higher education, community and human development.

Prior to his tenure at Ohlone College, Dr. Treadway served 9 years as president/superintendent of Shasta College in Redding, California. He has held other higher education executive officer positions including: chancellor of the North Dakota University System, president of Southwest Minnesota State University and president of Western Montana State College.

During his time as president/superintendent of Ohlone College, enrollment has grown by 10 percent, with a total enrollment at the college exceeding 19,000 students annually.

Under his visionary leadership, the Ohlone College Newark campus was developed on vacant land to become a 135,000 square-foot Center for the Health Sciences and Technology, enrolling close to 3,000 students during its first semester.

As one of the founders of the American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education, Dr. Treadway lead Ohlone to adopt an environmental sustainability policy that has resulted in LEED platinum certification for the Ohlone College Newark Center from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Dr. Treadway's community and professional service is exemplary. He has devoted many hours providing leadership in education and making a difference through his involvement in community service organizations.

Maximizing human potential in teaching, learning and leadership has been the hallmark of Dr. Treadway's work during his tenure in education. He has achieved a level of excellence and commitment that is a model of success. I wish Dr. Treadway every success with his well-deserved retirement.

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