Commendation in Memory of CSU Trustee William Hauck


WHEREAS, the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) mourn the passing of Trustee William Hauck; and

WHEREAS, Trustee Hauck’s association with the California State University spanned more than 50 years; and

WHEREAS, Trustee Hauck earned his bachelor's degree from San José State University in 1963; and

WHEREAS, Trustee Hauck served on the Board of Trustees of the California State University from 1993-2014; and

WHEREAS, Trustee Hauck led the Board of Trustees as its Chair from 1998-2000 and as its Vice Chair from 1996-1998; and

WHEREAS, Trustee Hauck chaired the Committee on Finance and vigorously advocated on behalf of the CSU, as exemplified at the January 2014 Board of Trustees’ meeting when he advocated a realistic approach to helping the CSU address its current realities – including infrastructure and deferred maintenance – so as to ensure a better future for the institution; and

WHEREAS, Trustee Hauck enjoyed a successful career as a distinguished business leader; and

WHEREAS, Trustee Hauck joined Goddard Claussen/West as a senior advisor in 2011; and

WHEREAS, Trustee Hauck served as President and CEO of the California Business Roundtable from 1996-2011; and

WHEREAS, Trustee Hauck was Executive Vice-President and major shareholder of Information for Public Affairs, Inc.; and

WHEREAS, Trustee Hauck held numerous leadership roles in state government, including Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief of Staff to two Assembly Speakers, and Director of the Assembly Office of Research; and

WHEREAS, Trustee Hauck served on the Board of Directors of Blue Shield of California; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU acknowledge Trustee Hauck’s many achievements and take pride in his outstanding accomplishments as a CSU alumnus whose legacy serves as inspiration to faculty, staff, students and alumni; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU extend its condolences to Trustee William Hauck’s family on the occasion of his untimely death.

Approved by Acclamation – March 21, 2014



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