Resolution in Honor of Senator Dick Williams

AS-2607-03/Dominguez Hills - May 8-9, 2003

WHEREAS, Dick Williams was elected to the Academic Senate of the California State University ten short years ago, after he had served as chair of the Academic Senate at California State University, Dominguez Hills for two terms; and

WHEREAS, Dick brought his Texas charm and his faultless logic to every committee on which he served, and that included seven highly productive years on the Teacher Education and K-12 Relations Committee (TEKR), the Subcommittee on School Improvement, the Commission on Telecommunications Infrastructure (CTI) whose name was later changed to the Commission on Technology Infrastructure (still CTI), the lone faculty representative to the Systemwide Information Project/California Educational Technology Institute (SIP/CETI), the Commission on Learning Resources and Instructional Technology (CLRIT), the Intersegmental Coordinating Committee (ICC) the CSU Statewide Senate Faculty Council for Channel Islands, and a dozen others too numerous to mention; and

WHEREAS, Dick was honored by his colleagues by being elected to the Executive Committee in 1998-1999 which meant more committee service, including the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS), the Joint Responsibility with Trustees Committee, Liaison to CFA, and the Networking Access and Resources Committee of CPEC, to name a few more; and

WHEREAS, Dick energetically took on the role of one of the Lead Faculty Coordinators for the Intersegmental Major Preparation Articulated Curriculum Project (IMPAC), a unique intersegmental faculty-designed and faculty-run initiative to ensure that the students transferring from the community colleges to UC or CSU are prepared to work in their chosen majors and can avoid having to repeat coursework; and

WHEREAS, Dick chose not to run for re-election to the Statewide Senate in 2001-2002, despite his love for the challenges the Senate provided and his strong and quite genuine affection for the Senate colleagues with whom he served; and

WHEREAS, Dick graciously agreed to return to the Senate and TEKR this year to complete the term of his dear friend Hal Charnofsky; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University commend Senator Dick Williams for his dedicated and tireless service to the students, the faculty and the staff of the CSU; and be it further

RESOLVED: That all of Dick's Senate colleagues wish him success in his future endeavors, happiness in his new home in Washington state, great joy from his children and grandchildren, and continued happiness for him and his wife, Lucy-Linda - we will miss his wry humor, his hearty laugh, and his unerring good sense which he applied to solving the many educational problems facing the CSU.


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