In Appreciation of Trustee Bleich


WHEREAS: Trustee Bleich has served the California State University (CSU) for six years as a Trustee with great dedication and diligence, and

WHEREAS: On November 4, 2009, Board of Trustees Chair Jeff Bleich published an extraordinary op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times, based on remarks previously delivered to the Board, that eloquently and effectively advocated on behalf of the CSU and higher education and in defense of "the California Dream," and

WHEREAS: Trustee Bleich's article provided a penetrating and compelling analysis of California's fiscal and political crisis, and

WHEREAS: Trustee Bleich is likely to be confirmed for an important diplomatic post that will necessitate his early exit from his CSU position before the end of the year, therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) express its appreciation and gratitude to Trustee Bleich for his powerful advocacy on behalf of the CSU and for his service on the Board, and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU call upon all members of the CSU community, including members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, administrators, staff and students to respond positively to Trustee Bleich's challenge "to wake up this state and get it to rediscover its greatness."

Approved Unanimously – November 5-6, 2009


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