Commendation of Eunice McKinney Aaron

AS-2667-04/San Francisco - May 6-7, 2004

WHEREAS, Eunice McKinney Aaron has been a member of the faculty of San Francisco State University, as a lecturer in Black Studies and Ethnic Studies, since 1980; and

WHEREAS, Eunice McKinney Aaron has been a member of the Academic Senate of the California State University since 1997; and

WHEREAS, Eunice McKinney Aaron has served with distinction on the Faculty Affairs Committee and the Fiscal and Governmental Affairs Committee; and

WHEREAS, Eunice McKinney Aaron has served with distinction as a member of the Educational Equity Advisory Council, the AIDS Task Force, the Faculty Trustee Nominating Committee, the Financial Aid Advisory Council, the Advisory Committee on the CSU Pre-Doctoral Program, and many more committees and taskforces; and

WHEREAS, Eunice McKinney Aaron has always spoken with feeling and conviction about the importance of putting best outcomes for students as the highest principle in any decision-making; and

WHEREAS, Eunice McKinney Aaron has, in true Socratic fashion, been the conscience of the Academic Senate CSU and a gadfly for the CSU, much to the joy and admiration of her colleagues; and

WHEREAS, Eunice McKinney Aaron has enlivened our discussions with her broad perspective on the real-politik of the CSU and the State of California, as well as her trenchant and even wicked sense of humor; and

WHEREAS, Eunice McKinney Aaron has often reminded us that there are times when we must take action simply because it is "the right thing to do"; therefore be it

RESOLVED: By the Academic Senate of the California State University that the Senate thank Eunice McKinney Aaron for her years of service to the Senate and to the students and faculty of the California State University; and be it further

RESOLVED: By the Academic Senate of the California State University that it will henceforth never hesitate to take action when it is "the right thing to do."

APPROVED BY ACCLAMATION - May 6-7, 2004


 
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