Honoring Jason Murphy, 2006 Recipient of the
Distinguished Legislative Staff Award


WHEREAS, Jason W. Murphy has, for more than a decade, served the cause of higher education in California through his work for the California Student Aid Commission, the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, and the California Legislature; and

WHEREAS, Jason W. Murphy, for more than five years, has served as Consultant for the Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education; and

WHEREAS, As Consultant for the Senate Education Committee, Jason W. Murphy has played a central role in the passage of SB 724, thus providing education professionals access to affordable, high quality doctoral programs (EdD) in the field of educational leadership; and

WHEREAS, Jason W. Murphy has worked diligently to facilitate student progress through California’s higher education system by his efforts in areas such as easing student transfer (SB 1785) and streamlining the college financial aid process (SB 728); and

WHEREAS, Jason W. Murphy is an alumnus of California State University, Chico, having graduated with honors in Political Science; and

WHEREAS, Jason W. Murphy sets an example for living a balanced life by complementing his work in the Capitol with such “real world” activities as hiking, biking, and participation in foreign language immersion programs in South America; and

WHEREAS, His career and record of public service have displayed a commitment to higher education and the students of California that promises well for his future in public service; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University congratulate Jason Murphy as the 2006 recipient of our Distinguished Legislative Staff Award to be presented on April 18, 2006.


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