Support for the Appointment of an Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU)
Nominee as CSU Faculty Trustee


RESOLVED: That ASCSU unequivocally support the two qualified CSU Faculty Trustee nominees and encourage the Governor to fulfill his statutory responsibility to select one as the next faculty trustee for the term ending June 30, 2011; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU is fully cognizant of the importance of diversity in all appointment processes and has taken this into consideration in compiling its list of potential nominees for faculty trustee; and be it further

RESOLVED: That ASCSU leadership be charged to develop and pursue strategies to encourage the appointment of one of the current nominees; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU call upon the CSU Board of Trustees to support the appointment of one of our nominees and to use its influence to encourage the Governor to appoint; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the text of this resolution be forwarded to John G. Cruz, Appointments Secretary, the Office of the Governor; the chairs of the Assembly Higher Education and Senate Education committees of the California State Legislature; the CSU Board of Trustees; campus senates; CFA; CSSA; and the editorial boards of the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union-Tribune, Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury-News, and Fresno Bee.

RATIONALE: Section 6606 of the California Education Code reads in part: “In the selection of a faculty member as a member of the board, the Governor shall appoint the faculty member from a list of names of at least two persons furnished by the Academic Senate of the California State University.”

Pursuant to that responsibility, ASCSU considered a diverse pool of nominees for the position. In March 2009, ASCSU submitted two nominees selected on the basis of their experience and qualifications for the position of Faculty Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the California State University.  In December 2009, the Governor’s Appointment Secretary sent a letter to the ASCSU requesting that additional nominees be submitted to the governor, including “one or more candidates of diversity”.

Subsequently, ASCSU solicited advice from the Faculty Trustee Recommending Committee and from campuses via a communication to the campus senate chairs. The discussion leading to the passage of this resolution benefited from the input of that committee, from faculty leadership on most of the campuses, and from three former faculty trustees who were invited to make presentations and answer questions from senators.


Approved Without Dissent – January 21-22, 2010



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