Resolution Upon the Retirement of Gail Brooks, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources at the California State University


WHEREAS, Gail Brooks joined the California State University as Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources in 2006 and became Vice Chancellor in 2007; and

WHEREAS, Gail Brooks holds a Juris Doctorate degree and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from Wayne State University in Michigan; and

WHEREAS, Gail brought with her extensive experience from her career in higher education, including seven years as Vice Chancellor of Human Resources at the University of California Irvine; and

WHEREAS, Prior to entering the realm of academic administration, Gail had a distinguished career in human resources, labor relations and in the legal arena; and

WHEREAS, Even with such a depth and breadth of experience, almost nothing could have prepared her for dealing with the many challenges presented by more than 40,000 employees, including 23,000 faculty members; and

WHEREAS, Gail’s responsibilities as Vice Chancellor include academic human resources, benefits, campus relations and dispute resolution, collective bargaining, compensation, data research and analysis, policy development, and professional development; and

WHEREAS, Gail Brooks has spent countless hours meeting, bargaining, negotiating, fact-finding, sun-shining, and power-pointing; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) thank Gail Brooks for her dedication to the mission of the California State University; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU acknowledge and applaud her efforts to engage in shared governance during difficult budgetary and contract times; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU wish Gail Brooks happy travels and only the very best in the next chapter of her already very accomplished life; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU declare these warm wishes and thanks to be non-negotiable and non-bargainable.

Approved by Acclamation – May 16, 2014



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