Commendation for Former Chair Gene Dinielli

AS-2576-02/Long Beach - May 2-3, 2002

WHEREAS, Gene Dinielli has served the Academic Senate of the California State University as a statewide Academic Senator representing CSU Long Beach for 18 years, from 1984 to 2002, as a faculty advocate in his role as statewide Academic Senate Chair from 1998-2000; and

WHEREAS, During the period 1984-2002, his responsibilities included: Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate's Academic Affairs Committee, Secretary and Vice Chair of the statewide Senate; Chair, Advisory Committee to Study Graduate Education in the CSU; Chair of the General Education-Breadth Advisory Committee; Chair of the CSU Monterey Bay Faculty Advisory Committee; Liaison to the Statewide English Council, and many others; and

WHEREAS, At the campus level, Gene chaired the Department of English, served as Director of the General Honors Program, served as chair of the School Council, served as Vice Chair of the CSU Long Beach Academic Senate, to name a few; and

WHEREAS, During the two years of his tenure as Chair of the Academic Senate CSU, Gene served as a dedicated spokesperson for all CSU faculty, was effective in securing additional support from the Chancellor's Office to augment the senate budget to provide assigned time for freshmen senators and secured support for other projects, including the Shared Governance Study, and the Lower Division Core Initiatives, as well as many other worthy faculty projects; and

WHEREAS, Gene has been an eloquent spokesperson on behalf of the faculty to legislators, to trustees, to campus presidents and academic vice presidents, and to the chancellor and executive vice chancellors, showing his commitment to the mission of the California State University and to its faculty, staff, and students; and

WHEREAS, Gene Dinielli will be sorely missed because he is the undisputed Senate authority on grammar, proper sentence structure, and correct writing, punctuation, and pronunciation of English, Latin, and Italian; and

WHEREAS, Senator Dinielli has throughout 18 years scrupulously observed the rules and decorum specified by General Henry M. Robert; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University, your friends and colleagues, wish you continued success, happiness, health, and collegiality in all your future endeavors.

APPROVED BY ACCLAMATION - May 2-3, 2002



 
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