Commendation in Honor of Academic Senator James Postma

AS-3181-14/CSU Chico Delegation

WHEREAS, The Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) wholeheartedly reaffirm AS-3084-12/EX, Commendation of Dr. James Postma in recognition of his many and varied service contributions to the ASCSU and CSU; and

WHEREAS, During Academic Year 2012/2013, as Immediate Past Chair of the ASCSU, Senator Jim Postma served with honor and distinction as liaison to the CSU Alumni Council, California Faculty Association, and California State Student Association; and

WHEREAS, During this time, Senator Jim Postma offered his extensive expertise to the California Subject Matter Project Advisory Board, Extended University Commission, Math Council, SB 1440 Implementation Oversight Committee, Inter-segmental Curriculum Workgroup, and Smarter Balanced Assessment Advisory Committee; and

WHEREAS, During Academic Year 2013/2014, Senator Jim Postma was instrumental on the Academic Preparation and Educational Programs (APEP) Committee, ICAS IGETC Standards Committee, Math Council Liaison, California Subject Matter Project Advisory Board, SB 1440 Implementation Oversight Committee, Intersegmental Curriculum Workgroup, Smoke Free CSU Task Force, Bechtel Science Education Task Force, Smarter Balanced Assessment Advisory Committee, and Search Committee for Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources; and

WHEREAS, Senator Jim Postma served CSU Chico for 31 years in various capacities of shared governance; has used his vast knowledge and experience in teaching chemistry to hundreds of grateful students, mentored many younger faculty and taught various senators the value of chemistry in the interests of shared governance, such as “We have chemicals and we know HOW to use them!”; and

WHEREAS, Senator Jim Postma’s family will now get to see him for longer than a quick family meal or weekend in Long Beach and his grandchildren will get to play“let’s see if it blows up!” with grandpa as a wise and guiding mentor; and therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU extend our most heartfelt gratitude to Senator Jim Postma for his dedicated and valuable leadership and service to shared governance in the CSU system; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU wish Senator Jim Postma much happiness and success in all of his future endeavors, both personal and professional.

Approved by Acclamation – May 16, 2014




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