Commendation of Dr. Lynne Cook

AS-2728-05/TEKR - November 3-4, 2005

WHEREAS, Lynne Cook has served with distinction on the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU), representing CSU Northridge, since 1999; and

WHEREAS, Lynne Cook has served with distinction as Chair of the Committee on Teacher Education & K-12 Relations of the Academic Senate CSU for more years than most would have thought tolerable; and

WHEREAS, Lynne Cook served with distinction on the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate CSU for more years than she thought tolerable; and

WHEREAS, Lynne Cook served the Academic Senate CSU, the CSU System, and CSU Channel Islands as the Chair of the CSU Channel Islands Faculty Council, an entity responsible for initial degree program development, founding faculty hiring recommendations, and CSU Channel Islands Senate policy development, in anticipation of the University’s official startup; and

WHEREAS, Lynne Cook has served on more statewide advisory boards, System and statewide taskforces, Systemwide committees, and Senate committees than you can shake a stick at; and

WHEREAS, Lynne Cook, served as the Academic Senate CSU’s watchdog during the initial development and eventual startup of the CalStateTEACH program, providing attention to quality, constant consultation, and collaboration, all of which enabled the program to produce a significant number of highly qualified and much needed elementary school teachers for the State of California; and

WHEREAS, Lynne Cook has never refused the request, “May I Have This Dance”, without thought to the competency, skill, capacity, talent or the number of LEFT feet possessed by the offering partner; and

WHEREAS, Lynne Cook has never refused any of her Senate colleague’s request to hone his or her sewing and tailoring skills; and

WHEREAS, Lynne Cook has demonstrated remarkable knowledge of all things “buck” related, all things “horn” related and, most importantly, all things “Buckhorn” related; and

WHEREAS, Lynne-dee-hop Cook has demonstrated remarkable abilities to, in the immortal words of Mr. Kenny Loggins… “…cut, everybody cut, everybody cut, cut loose, footloose…”; and

WHEREAS, Lynne’s great humor, work ethic and attention to detail with a deft personal touch will be sorely missed; therefore, be it

RESOLVED: That all of her Academic Senate CSU friends and colleagues wish both her and Fred the best of all the best as she moves on to her new position at CSU Dominguez Hills, as Dean of the College of Education.

APPROVED BY ACCLAMATION - November 3, 2005


 
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