Commendation of Gayle Hutchinson

AS-2711-05/TEKR - May 5-6, 2005

WHEREAS, Gayle Hutchinson has served the faculty, Academic Senate, and the California State University (CSU) thoughtfully and professionally; and

WHEREAS, Gayle's commitment to excellence in teacher education has been demonstrated by her work as an educator, faculty member, Department Chair in the Kinesiology Department at California State University, Chico and through her service as Vice Chair of TEKR; and

WHEREAS, Gayle has served on numerous systemwide committees, particularly on the "course alignment project"; and

WHEREAS, The CSU, faculty, students and others who have worked with her have benefited from her knowledge, diligence and commitment to shared governance, academic freedom and teacher education; and

WHEREAS, Gayle is the recipient of an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship and will be spending the next year as a mentee with a distinguished University President; and

WHEREAS, She has provided the Committee on Teacher Education and K-12 Relations (TEKR) with sound counsel and a systemwide vision that belied the truth of the arduously long commute from Chico to Long Beach; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University extend its deep gratitude for her time and service to TEKR and the Senate, and its best wishes for her next year as an ACE Fellow and the continued success in her career in higher education.


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