Resolution of Commendation for William Blischke

AS-3215-15/ERFA Delegation

WHEREAS, William (Bill) Blischke retired from CSU Dominguez Hills after a successful career as a faculty member in the Sociology Department and a campus administrator; and

WHEREAS, Bill has stayed active in the Dominguez Hills Emeritus Faculty Association and helped establish the Faculty Legacy Fund on the campus which in its first year raised $250,000 in direct contributions and pledges to provide new faculty on the campus with the resources to enhance their teaching; and

WHEREAS, Bill has an abiding interest in the education of the youth of California and was elected to five terms of office on local school boards (4 years in Redondo Beach and 16 years in Torrance); and

WHEREAS, Not just content to serve the Dominguez Hills Emeritus Faculty Association, Bill has also been active in the CSU ERFA (Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association); and

WHEREAS, Bill has served as the liaison from CSU-ERFA to the ASCSU since 2008; and

WHEREAS, Bill has served in a number of leadership positions in the CSU-ERFA since 2009 including:  Member of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Pre and Post Retirement Committee, and (since 2011) Vice President of the Organization; and

WHEREAS, Bill has graciously hosted the twice yearly meetings of Executive Committee of CSU- ERFA at his homeowner’s association meeting room; and

WHEREAS, Bill’s colleagues on the CSU-ERFA State Council recognized his tremendous abilities and willingness to give of himself by electing him President of CSU-ERFA for the academic years 2015 – 2017; and

WHEREAS, Bill has been active in the UC Berkeley Alumni Association and currently serves as President of the South Bay Cal Alumni Club; and

WHEREAS, Bill has also served as the Executive Director of South Bay Earth & Space Exploration Center and as a volunteer grant writer and consultant to GreenVets LA; and

WHEREAS, Bill has been a tireless volunteer for the Soles4Souls campaign to collect used shoes for donation to individuals in need of footwear and has personally collected over 900 pairs of shoes for this organization; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU thanks Bill for his many years of service to the CSU and his community and especially for his seven years as serving as the CSU-ERFA liaison to the ASCSU; and be it further

RESOLVED:  That the ASCSU wishes Bill every success as he assumes the Presidency of CSU-ERFA.


Approved by Acclamation – May 14, 2015




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