Commendation for CSU Statewide Senator Jacinta Amaral

AS-3135-13/Fresno Del.

WHEREAS, Professor Jacinta Amaral has been a leader in faculty governance both on the campus of California State University, Fresno and as a member of the Academic Senate of California State University; and

WHEREAS, Professor Amaral has served as a statewide senator to ASCSU and member of the executive committee of the Academic Senate of California State University, Fresno for at least 20 years; and

WHEREAS, Professor Amaral has toiled for thousands of hours in service to faculty governance. She regularly attended the statewide Senate meetings and spent almost every Monday afternoon during the academic year with the California State University, Fresno Senate and executive committee; and

WHEREAS, Professor Amaral has been a leader in maintaining the rights of students, faculty and staff on her campus and statewide. Professor Amaral has been a pioneer in opening the doors for diversity in the California State University system and is led numerous committees and task forces in this important area; and

WHEREAS, Professor Amaral has also been a strong advocate of the role that faculty play in governing the California State University. She has strongly advocated the importance of shared governance and maintaining the faculty’s primacy in maintaining the curriculum of our academic programs; and

WHEREAS, Professor Amaral has endured long hours on the road traveling to attend the ASCSU meetings; and

WHEREAS, While serving her campus in the area faculty governance Professor Amaral has been an outstanding educator in the classroom and she carefully weaves a cloth of both the Spanish-language and its literature into a fabric that excites her undergraduate and graduate students; and

WHEREAS, Professor Jacinta Amaral is widely respected for her broad knowledge of higher education and is one of the primary holders of the institutional memory of CSU; and

WHEREAS, Professor Amaral is widely acknowledged as an individual that can work with a variety of constituencies to produce positive outcomes and solutions for our system and most importantly, Professor Amaral is an extremely wise woman who is also extremely passionate about the CSU, its vision, mission, and its importance to the people of the state of California; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU thank Dr. Jacinta Amaral for her service to the ASCSU and CSU; and be it further

RESOLVED: That we wish Dr. Jacinta Amaral success and happiness in her future endeavors, both personal and professional.


Approved by Acclamation – May 17, 2013



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