Commendation for Gary Reichard

AS-2901-09/ASCSU

WHEREAS: Dr. Gary Reichard is completing 3 ½ years of service as Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer and as a Member of the Academic Senate of the California State University; and

WHEREAS: Under Gary’s leadership, the Division of Academic Affairs has been reenergized, the Academic Council has become a more proactive and effective group; and, due largely to his efforts, a more effective structure is now in place for making recommendations and implementing policy regarding academic technology; and

WHEREAS: Dr. Gary Reichard has been a respected and respectful Senate colleague, whose approach to shared governance and relations with faculty can be summed up by the quote, ”Faculty? I are one;” and

WHEREAS: Dr. Gary Reichard is a thoughtful, considerate colleague of fellow administrators, staff, faculty and students, and an indefatigable champion of faculty roles and student learning and development; and

WHEREAS: Dr. Gary Reichard has been liberal in praising and crediting faculty and soliciting faculty input, never losing his campus sensibilities while serving as the CSU’s Chief Academic Officer; and

WHEREAS: Dr. Gary Reichard is reverting to a higher calling as Professor of History; and

WHEREAS: Dr. Gary Reichard will be sorely missed by his colleagues and friends within the Chancellor’s Office and across the other CSU campuses; be it therefore

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU warmly express its deep gratitude to Dr. Gary Reichard for his extraordinary service to the CSU and the ASCSU; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU wish Gary all the best as he accepts various and sundry new challenges and as he returns to his first love, history; and be it finally

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU extend to Dr. Gary Reichard an open invitation to return and visit us when his commitments allow.

 

Approved by Acclamation – May 7-8, 2009



 
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