Honoring Dr. James Edwards

Resolution Number: RF08-273
September, 2008



Recognizing Dr. James Edwards’ Years of Service to the Academic Senate and San Francisco State University

Whereas, In
2003, Dr. James Edwards served the highest faculty leadership role at San Francisco
State University as the Academic Senate Chair,
following 12 years of distinguished service in the Academic Senate; and,

Whereas, Dr.
Edwards has served San Francisco State for twenty-one years as a faculty member
in the Design and Industry department in the College of Creative Arts,
specializing in the fields of plastics and material
technology in the area of industrial technology; and

Whereas, Dr.
Edwards has been a distinguished colleague in the Design and Industry
department, establishing the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology
degree in 1987; and

Whereas, In
the past 33 years Dr. Edwards has also provided distinguished service to the
CSU System with five years of faculty service at California Polytechnic State
University, San Luis Obispo and seven years of faculty service at California
State University Long Beach; and

Whereas, Dr.
Edwards has been recognized with professional
honors, receiving the Distinguished Service award from Epsilon Pi Tau; the
Outstanding Plastics Educator form the Society of Plastics Engineers; and has
twice received the Outstanding Professor Award from the National Association of
Industrial Technology; and he has published numerous articles on technology in
scholarly journals such as the Journal of Technology Studies and the Journal of
Industrial Technology; and

Whereas, It is Dr. Edward’s plan to continue enjoying his life
on both sides of the Pacific, alternating his love for academia and the sea
between Bangkok and Pacifica, occasionally seeking periodic academic
revitalization and eternal passion for teaching through Visiting Professor
teaching assignments in Taiwan; therefore let it be

Resolved, That
the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University
recognizes the leadership and commitment of its former
Senate Chair, Dr. James Edwards; and be it further

Resolved, That
the Academic Senate applauds Dr. Edwards’ years of service and contributions to
San Francisco State University and the CSU System; and let it further be

Resolved, That
the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University share with Dr. James
Edwards, collegial appreciation and well wishes for a fortuitous, pleasurable
retirement and renaissance.

***Approved by the Academic Senate at
its meeting on December 9, 2008***