Resolution in Honor of Senator Sylvia Navari

AS-2377-97/Sacramento - May 8-9, 1997

WHEREAS, Sylvia Navari has served the Academic Senate of the California State University and the Faculty Affairs Committee for three years; and

WHEREAS, Sylvia's energy and ideas have generated healthy, productive and important debates about service learning, the three-year baccalaureate, faculty rewards, merit pay, and welfare reform, among other issues; and

WHEREAS, Sylvia Navari brought her understanding of parliamentary procedure to Senate debates, thereby providing service of inestimable value; and

WHEREAS, Sylvia has been a prolific writer and defender of amendments to Senate resolutions which for the most part added, rather than detracted, from the issue; and

WHEREAS, She has always been a spirited questioner of chancellors and ardent defender of campus senates, and consummate strategist; and

WHEREAS, She has wisely decided that training dogs is infinitely more satisfying than herding cats; and

WHEREAS, Her departure from the Senate represents the end of an era on the Sacramento Back Bench; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University thank Professor Sylvia Navari for her years of excellent work and wish her well in her real life.


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