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WHEREAS, Dr. Robert Gagosian is a dedicated scientist, colleague, mentor, educator and leader; and

WHEREAS, for decades Dr. Gagosian served Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership with the highest honor and distinction; and

WHEREAS, in 2015, Dr. Gagosian and his wife, Susan, decided to retire, making Reno their part-time home; and

WHEREAS, the Desert Research Institute is Nevada's scientific pride and a world leader in environmental sciences; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Gagosian selflessly answered the call to lead the Desert Research Institute during its transition to new leadership; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Gagosian will continue to share his scientific expertise as a Trustee of the Desert Research Institute; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada commends Dr. Robert and Susan Gagosian for their service to the Silver State, and joins all those at the Desert Research Institute in extending sincere appreciation for their leadership with best wishes for the future;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  do hereby recognize

 Dr. Robert and Susan Gagosian


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