Commendation of Dr. Elizabeth Ambos, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research Initiatives and Partnerships


WHEREAS, Elizabeth Ambos has served the California State University (CSU) through six years of meritorious service as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research Initiatives and Partnerships at the Office of the Chancellor; and

WHEREAS, CSU faculty and students have benefited from Dr. Ambos’ knowledgeable and well-considered contributions, particularly in initiatives that furthered faculty and student research, and created numerous meaningful and productive partnerships that resulted, in part, from her acquisition of significant grant and contract support from federal and state government, and private foundations; and

WHEREAS, Prior to assuming her position at the Office of the Chancellor, Dr. Ambos was recognized by colleagues at California State University, Long Beach, as an outstanding Professor of Geosciences; and

WHEREAS, Her exceptional administrative talents were equally recognized and she was named Associate Dean in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Graduate Dean, and Associate Vice President for Research and External Support at California State University, Long Beach; and

WHEREAS, Throughout her impressive academic career, Dr. Ambos authored or co-authored more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, made over 80 presentations at professional conferences, and was awarded or assisted in the acquisition and management of more than $60 million in research grants, bringing national recognition to the CSU through her accomplishments as a scholar, teacher, and leader; and

WHEREAS, During her years at the Office of the Chancellor and as a liaison to the Academic Senate CSU (ASCSU), Dr. Ambos has been instrumental in maintaining substantive faculty and student research initiatives throughout the CSU, even during extremely difficult financial times; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU recognize and applaud Elizabeth Ambos’ unwavering dedication to the CSU, its faculty, mission and, most importantly, the students that we serve; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU congratulate Elizabeth Ambos upon her being named the Executive Officer of the prestigious Council on Undergraduate Research, which membership includes over 600 institutions and 7,000 individuals, and offers our sincerest thanks and wishes for great success as she opens this new chapter in her illustrious career; and be it further

RESOLVED: That this resolution be distributed to the Board of Trustees, campus Presidents, and campus Senate Chairs

Approved Unanimously – May 3-4, 2012



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