Resolution in Honor of Senator Thomas Hale

AS-2464-99/San Luis Obispo - May 6-7, 1999

WHEREAS, Senator Hale has served well the Academic Senate of the California State University for a dozen years; and

WHEREAS, Tom Hale has maintained his good humor and kind disposition during repeated iterations of issues considered “solved” for all time never to be dealt with again since before the time of Bob Kully; and

WHEREAS, Tom Hale has been a productive member of the Academic Affairs Committee, alert to the problems associated with remediation in mathematics and the need to maintain quality in the area of quantitative analysis among CSU graduates; and

WHEREAS, In the effort to enhance mathematical competency, Tom Hale has served tirelessly either as chair or member of the following committees: ELM Advising Committee, California State Math Project Advisory Board, ELM Development Committee, Subcommittee on K-18 Curricular Issues, and the Assessment Task Force on Mathematics; and

WHEREAS, In his earlier tour of duty on the CSU Senate he  helped to inaugurate the “Beachtown” Motel as the paragon of luxurious accommodations later to be emulated by the Hilton, Hyatt, and Renaissance establishments; and

WHEREAS, Tom’s good sense, cooperative nature, and kindly concern for the improvement of his students’ math skills have produced successful projects on his home campus at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, such as the virtual classroom devised in conjunction with Academic Systems which has provided students with the means to advance to the next level of quantitative reasoning through self-paced computer-assisted interaction; and

WHEREAS, Tom’s personal traits have endeared him to his colleagues who have twice asked him to chair their department; and

WHEREAS, Those same traits have made him a stalwart colleague in the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on General Education; and

WHEREAS, Tom’s departure from the Academic Senate CSU and its environs will generate profuse lamentations by those who have enjoyed and benefited from his companionship, devotion, insights, and self effacing contributions; therefore, be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University commend Senator Hale for his service to the institution, the California State University, and his colleagues; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the CSU Academic Senate thank Tom for his help and wish Tom pleasant boating as he leaves us to pursue other endeavors and enjoy the pleasures of a well-deserved retirement.


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