Commendation of David McNeil

AS-2706-05/EX - May 5-6, 2005

WHEREAS, David McNeil's service on the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) has spanned nearly two decades; and

WHEREAS, During that time, David McNeil has developed unrivaled expertise in the international cuisine of Long Beach and the vicinity, which has benefited many members of the Academic Senate CSU as he has guided them to venues where they have expanded their gastronomic and linguistic experiences as well as their waistlines without seriously deflating their wallets; and

WHEREAS, David McNeil has added a European perspective to our understanding of history and all things literate; and

WHEREAS, David McNeil has made extraordinary contributions to the Academic Senate CSU as a representative to more than three score committees, councils, commissions, task forces, panels, study groups, and workgroups, as well as countless ad hoc entities and legislative hearings; as a member of the Master Plan Working Group on Student Learning; as chair and vice-chair of the Academic Affairs Committee; and as member at large of the executive committee, as vice-chair, and as chair of the Academic Senate CSU; and

WHEREAS, All who have worked with David McNeil have benefited from his kindness and concern for colleagues and have been inspired by the solid values and principles that underlie his commitment to and actions in support of shared governance; and

WHEREAS, The debt of gratitude owed to David McNeil by all of his colleagues in the CSU, and especially those in the Academic Senate CSU, can never be repaid in full; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the members of the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) express to David McNeil their deepest appreciation for his guidance, leadership, service, and wisdom; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU especially commend and thank David McNeil for his service as Chair of the Academic Senate CSU; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate wish David McNeil auguri and buon viaggio as he and Sally find time to enjoy their second home under the Tuscan sun.

APPROVED BY ACCLAMATION - May 5-6, 2005


 
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