Commendation For Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley

AS-3217-15/SJSU Delegation

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley has devoted 35 years of her professional life to the California State University; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley has served on the CSU Statewide Senate continuously since 2008, during which time she has contributed her experience, wisdom, and institutional memory and engaged in lively debate; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley has served for one year on the Academic Preparation and Education Programs Committee, for two years on the Academic Affairs Committee, and for three years on the Faculty Affairs Committee, as well as many years on several other statewide committees; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley has served continuously on the Academic Senate at San José State University for 18 years; and served as its chair from 2006-2008; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley received SJSU’s Distinguished Service Award in 2009, the highest honor the university bestows upon faculty for exemplary service and leadership; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley’s research and scholarship, her publications, and her presentations on the local, national, and international level have enriched her discipline and made an impact on her students, her colleagues, and the education in the state of California; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley has served as a role model for students and faculty, and encouraged them to get engaged in shared governance; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley has mentored junior senators at San José State and statewide to become stronger leaders and more effective advocates; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley worked tirelessly to make education in the CSU the best it can be and she has never given up her hope and idealism despite the many seemingly insurmountable challenges; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley has so often enlivened the senate debates with insightful, measured, and well-articulated thoughts and comments; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley has always displayed integrity and shown respect for others, no matter how emotional and heated the debates or how controversial the topics; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley is the epitome of elegance, eloquence, and grace and – to wit – wit itself; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley possesses an aura and an ebullience that makes her the focal point of professional and social conversations; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley’s frequent and extensive travels, her cultural pursuits, and her culinary expertise make her an exciting and inspiring conversation partner; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley is not only a woman of the world, whose finely-honed aesthetics and cosmopolitan sensibility encourage us to revel in worldly delights, she also is a deeply spiritual being who reminds us to dwell occasionally among the higher regions; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley has shared with all of us details of her biography, family, and private life to accompany her intellectual arguments with examples of her real-life experience; be it therefore

RESOLVED: That the members of the statewide academic senate thank Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley wholeheartedly for her dedication and diligence to make the CSU a better educational institution for students, faculty, and – yes – even administrators; and be it further

RESOLVED:  That the ASCSU wish Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley well in her future professional and private endeavors upon her retirement.

 

 

Approved by Acclamation – May 14, 2015

 
 

 

 


 
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