Hal Charnofsky
Distinguished Senator and Beloved Colleague

AS-2590-03/TEKR/AA - January 23-24, 2003

WHEREAS, Harold "Hal" Charnofsky has distinguished himself as a collegiate and professional baseball player and manager, as a scholar and professional leader in the field of sociology, and as a valued faculty member and academic leader since 1966 at CSU Dominguez Hills;

WHEREAS, Hal's outstanding dedication and talent for teaching was formally recognized when he was designated as the Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher in 1990 and received the CSU Trustees' Outstanding Professor Award in 1992; and

WHEREAS, Hal has been a member of the Academic Senate of the California State University for more than 25 years, making him by far the longest serving senator in the history of the body; and

WHEREAS, Hal has served on every standing committee of the Academic Senate CSU and chaired the Academic Affairs Committee and the Faculty Affairs Committee; and

WHEREAS, Hal has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate CSU, as Secretary or as Member at Large; and

WHEREAS, Hal served ably on the board of the Institute on Teaching and Learning, including serving as the co-chair of that board; and

WHEREAS, Hal ably chaired the Merit Pay Task Force of the Academic Senate CSU in 1997; and

WHEREAS, Hal has facilitated effective and reasoned action of the Academic Senate CSU by regularly promoting serious reflection in all deliberations;

WHEREAS, Hal has endeared himself to large numbers of senators by taking responsibility for organizing tickets for a baseball game every spring; and

WHEREAS, Hal has always batted the impossibly perfect 1.000 with senators and staff through his collegial support and mentoring, as well as his steadfast commitment to the mission of the CSU and those who enable it; and

WHEREAS, Hal has achieved a critical balance in his professional and personal life that serves as an inspiration to his colleagues in the Academic Senate CSU; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University bestow upon Hal Charnofsky the title, Distinguished Senator and Beloved Colleague.

Adopted unanimously by 2001-02 and 2002-03 TEKR Committees for introduction at the Academic Senate CSU on January 23, 2003.

APPROVED BY ACCLAMATION--January 23-24, 2003

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