Resolution in Honor of Hollis Matson

Resolution Number: RF00-176
September, 2000

RESOLUTION OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE

IN HONOR OF HOLLIS MATSON

RF00-176

At its meeting of December 5, 2000, the Academic Senate unanimously approved

the following resolution in honor of Hollis Matson:

WHEREAS, Hollis Matson served nobly and ably as Chair of the Academic

Senate during 1994-1996; and

WHEREAS, she exhibited, as "Czarina of Space," both efficiency and fairness;

and

WHEREAS, she demonstrated, as friend and colleague, integrity, inspired

moral leadership, wisdom, and kindness in all she undertook; and

WHEREAS, she was ever diligent in her advocacy on behalf of faculty and

students and in her desire to improve the quality of life on our campus;

and

WHEREAS, she has decided to retire from San Francisco State University

after years of distinguished service; and

WHEREAS, her retirement will leave a void in leadership on this campus

which cannot be filled;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Hollis Matson receive sincere congratulations

and best wishes for a long and happy retirement; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Hollis Matson be enrolled among the legendary

personalities of the Academic Senate and be memorialized in its oral history;

and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Hollis Matson receive the titles dux

femina senatus docta et emerita and also Caesar spatii emerita;

and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Hollis Matson be endowed with the deep and

everlasting gratitude of the Academic Senate and the entire University

community.