In Honor of Jan Gregory

AS-2758-06/FAC/San Francisco Del. - May 4-5, 2006

WHEREAS, Jan Gregory takes seriously the importance of learning in the California State University system having earned BA and MA degrees at San Francisco State University (SFSU); and

WHEREAS, Jan Gregory has been teaching English successfully and is a valued member of the faculty in the English Department at SFSU since 1977; and

WHEREAS, Jan Gregory served with distinction as an active member of the SFSU Academic Senate, including service as Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee and as a member of the Senate Executive Committee; and

WHEREAS, Jan Gregory has provided forceful and diplomatic leadership as Chair of the CSU Faculty Affairs Committee leading the group graciously and expertly through numerous "mine fields" and conflicting issues while providing gracious sustenance and humor; and

WHEREAS, Jan Gregory served with extraordinary effectiveness as a SFSU faculty representative to the CSU Academic Senate, including service as Chair of the Statewide Faculty Affairs Committee and as a member of the extended Statewide Executive Committee; and

WHEREAS, Jan Gregory has been ever diligent in her advocacy on behalf of faculty, staff and students and in her desire to improve the quality of life for all members of the academic community; and

WHEREAS, Jan Gregory's dedication to teaching English extends to helping senators write properly since she has generously and on many occasions shared helpful attention and specific detail to the "wordsmithing" of numerous academic senate resolutions at the Local and Statewide levels; and

WHEREAS, Jan Gregory provided special support as Chair of the Faculty Rights Panel for the California Faculty Association (CFA) at SFSU; and

WHEREAS, After almost thirty years of distinguished serve, Jan Gregory is driven to retirement by the dramatic failure of the e-mail system to support her efforts; and

WHEREAS, Jan Gregory's retirement will leave a void on the SFSU and CSU senates which cannot easily be filled; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate commend Jan Gregory for her outstanding work as an SFSU faculty leader, and as a effective and helpful advocate for the faculty as a member of the Statewide Academic Senate; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate extend its appreciation to Jan Gregory for giving so generously of her time in serving the Academic Senate at the Local and Statewide levels; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate extend its sincere congratulations and best wishes to Jan Gregory for a happy, healthy and rewarding retirement.

Approved by Acclamation - May 5-6, 2006


 
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