Commendation for and Appreciation of Gary Hammerstrom

AS-2620-03/EX - September 4-5, 2003

WHEREAS, Gary Hammerstrom has been associated with the California State University since 1964, first as a student, and then as a staff member, faculty member, and administrator; and

WHEREAS, Gary Hammerstrom received a B.S. in History from Iowa State University in 1963, an M.A. in Social Science with a concentration in International Relations in 1972 from what was then San Francisco State College, a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Syracuse University in 1978, and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Management Information Systems from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983; and

WHEREAS, Gary Hammerstrom joined the faculty of San Francisco State University in 1978 and earned tenure as a professor of computer information systems; and

WHEREAS, Professor Hammerstrom was a member of the Academic Senate California State University (CSU) from 1991 to 1998, serving as chair of the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University, chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Academic Senate CSU, member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate CSU, faculty co-chair of the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning, member of the editing and drafting committee for the Academic Senate CSU's study of the baccalaureate, and member of the Cornerstones Task Force, to mention only the most prominent of his many Senate responsibilities; and

WHEREAS, In consequence of the many meetings he attended in Long Beach, Senator Hammerstrom became so enamored of the scenic splendors and gastronomic delectations of Long Beach that, in 1998-99, he took a one-year leave from his Senate position to accept appointment as Acting Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; and

WHEREAS, The Academic Affairs office of the CSU, recognizing ability when they find it, wisely asked Senator Hammerstrom to continue as Assistant and then as Associate Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs; and

WHEREAS, As Assistant and later Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Hammerstrom distinguished himself by his diligence, wise counsel, and good humor; and

WHEREAS, Associate Vice Chancellor Hammerstrom has decided to retire from the CSU effective October 1, 2003; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU commend Gary Hammerstrom for his many services to the students, faculty, staff, and administration of the CSU; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU express its appreciation for the many services of Gary Hammerstrom to the Academic Senate CSU; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU extend its very best wishes to Gary and Jan for their retirement, and extend an open invitation to visit the Senate at any time.

APPROVED BY ACCLAMATION - September 4-5, 2003

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