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;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 6th day of July, 2017.