Honoring Diane Cummins, First Recipient of the Distinguished Legislative Staff Award

AS-2657-04/FGA - March 6-7, 2004

WHEREAS, Diane Cummins has provided expert fiscal and budget policy advice and guidance to policy makers in California for almost 30 years; and

WHEREAS, Diane Cummins has served with distinction as Chief Fiscal Policy Advisor to the President pro tempore of the California State Senate, the Senate's key budget staff person; and

WHEREAS, Prior to her current position, Diane Cummins served as Chief Deputy Director for Budgets and Deputy Director for Legislation for the State Department of Finance, capping a career of two decades in the Department; and

WHEREAS, Diane Cummins has given many hours to mentoring students, Fellows and interns, in the complexities of the budgetary policy-making process, giving her guidance, observations and insight freely and communicating her commitment to public service; and

WHEREAS, Diane Cummins is a frequent guest lecturer on budget issues to a variety of groups and public policy classes and has taught a graduate course on Public Budgeting at California State University, Sacramento; and

WHEREAS, Diane Cummins is an alumna of California State University, Sacramento; and

WHEREAS, Her career and contributions have demonstrated integrity, provided distinguished public service, and encouraged young people to pursue careers in public service; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University congratulate Diane Cummins as the first recipient of our Distinguished Legislative Staff Award to be presented on May 13, 2004.

APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY - May 6-7, 2004


 
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