Resolution of Commendation for James Till, Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Initiatives and Partnerships


WHEREAS, James Till has served the California State University (CSU) campuses and Chancellor’s Office for many years; and

WHEREAS, James Till has always maintained a faculty perspective in all of his administrative appointments; and

WHEREAS, James Till’s work with and reports to the Faculty Affairs Committee of the Academic Senate of the CSU demonstrate his dedication to collegial and collaborative relations with faculty, and serves as a model of shared governance; and

WHEREAS, James Till worked closely with Faculty Affairs to draft AS-3156-13/FA (Rev) Reinstatement of Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Fund that was subsequently approved by the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU), which led to the Chancellor’s reinstatement of a $2.4 million RSCA pool; and

WHEREAS, James Till has unsuccessfully tried to retire two different times, always to be recalled by the Office of the Chancellor to solve one of their myriad of impossible tasks; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU lend its moral support to James Till’s third and, we hope, final attempt to escape from the malevolent clutches of the Office of the Chancellor, although we will miss his work in the CSU; be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU acknowledge and applaud her efforts to engage in shared governance during difficult budgetary and contract times; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU wish Gail Brooks happy travels and only the very best in the next chapter of her already very accomplished life; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU wish James Till a long, successful and productive retirement.

Approved by Acclamation – May 16, 2014



Academic Senate Home | Calendar | Search Resolutions | Contact Us | Helpful Links