Commendation of Susan McKillop

AS-2708-05/Sonoma/Sacramento - May 5-6, 2005

WHEREAS, Susan has served the Academic Senate of the California State University for nine years in myriad ways including membership on three standing policy committees (with only TEKR failing to be blessed by her presence), Senate liaison to the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) and to the Academic Council on International Programs, Chair of the Task Force on Master Plan Strategy, Vice-Chair of Fiscal and Governmental Affairs, and Chair of the Faculty Trustee Nominating Committee; and

WHEREAS, Susan has, on countless occasions, been a strong Senate representative in the state capitol, reporting on CPEC, bird-dogging legislation, and relentlessly monitoring activities affecting the Master Plan; and

WHEREAS, Sonoma State University has benefited extensively from her contributions to long-range academic planning; and

WHEREAS, Susan, whose scholarly works on the Renaissance have been recognized as extraordinary in her field, would be the expert guide to Italy for those of us who have dreams of someday summering there; and

WHEREAS, Susan, as a member of the board of directors of Sacramento's Crocker Art Gallery Association, has been a statewide voice for arts in the inner city and rural high schools; and

WHEREAS, Susan's passion in the pursuit of excellence in teaching earned her the prestigious 2004 Wang Award; and

WHEREAS, Susan has consistently reminded all who have worked with her on the Academic Senate CSU and Sonoma State Academic Senate of the value and principles of shared governance; and

WHEREAS, Susan has assumed the role of real life mentor, fashion consultant, resolution co-editor, and crossword maven, to all within arms reach; and

WHEREAS, Susan (her passport says Martha Susan, but nobody is supposed to know this) brings warmth, generosity and loving attention to all those who have the privilege of working with her; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University recognize that Susan's commitment to the mission and charge of the Senate sets the standard for all of us, in our quest to be informed, effective advocates for higher education; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU declare its appreciation to Susan McKillop for her unstinting service and express its gratitude for the privilege of working with such a principled, talented, and warm colleague.


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