Resolution Commending and Honoring Dr. Ann Hallum

Resolution Number: RF20-404
September, 2020
Whereas: 
RATIONALE: The Academic Senate is an inclusive community and recognizes significant leadership and long-standing service by faculty, staff, students and administrators. When a long-term member passes away, it is important to provide a moment of recognition for their altruistic contributions in the form of an in-memoriam resolution.
Whereas: 
Ann Hallum was a graduate of the UCSF Physical Therapy program, held a Ph.D. in Counseling and Health Psychology from Stanford University, and completed postdoctoral studies in Medical Psychology at Oregon Health Sciences University; and
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Dr. Hallum was licensed in California as a physical therapist and psychologist with research interests in family caregiving of children with multiple disabilities; and
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Dr. Ann Hallum joined San Francisco State University in 1990 as the founding chair of the joint SFSU/UCSF Physical Therapy Program; and
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Dr. Hallum was instrumental in developing SF State’s College of Health & Human Services where she served as Associate Dean for seven years; and
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Dr. Hallum became Dean of Graduate Studies in 2005 until her retirement in 2017, and her dedication and extraordinary service in that role are engraved across the University; and
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Dr. Hallum was dedicated to her students and continued to teach even while in her position as Dean of Graduate Studies; and
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Dean Hallum led the Task Force that developed the first set of standards for graduate programs and many other measures to build excellence among SF State graduate programs, and provided crucial leadership during the sixth cycle of program review at SF State, which for the first time focused on graduate education; and
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Dean Hallum, who candeled the core value of graduate education with an emphasis on public services, built up the Graduate Studies Division to a unit that provides high quality services and support to graduate programs around campus; and
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Dean Hallum was an unfailing advocate and supporter for graduate education at SF State and through the CSU. She brought a consummate professionalism to graduate program leadership, emphasizing quality and integrity of research, scholarship and creative works; and
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Dr. Hallum received the UCSF/SF State Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science 2017 Alumni of the Year Award which is presented to those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to physical therapy as outstanding educators, practitioners, researchers, as well as through service in their respective fields; and
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Dr. Hallum cared deeply about students and would often spend hours trying to solve a problem or work with an individual to ensure completion of a thesis or master’s program to position that person for success after SF State; and
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Ann Hallum treated everyone as an equal. She was at heart a humanitarian who was an incredible mentor and friend to many on campus and was always supportive and helpful; and
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Ann Hallum was a joy to serve with on committees, always ready with not just a smile but something funny and irreverent to say; and
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In retirement, Dr. Hallum continued to work with children and their families as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and informally adopted young people in trouble or in need; and
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Ann Hallum was a wonderful friend and colleague with a wry, wicked sense of humor who was sending out humorous cartoons and links to amusing websites to her friends until the week before her passing; and
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Ann Hallum led an adventurous life, traveling all over the world and with joyous pastimes that included flying glider planes; and; be it therefore
Resolved: 
that the 2020-21 Academic Senate recognize and thank Dr. Ann Hallum in memoriam for her life of service to San Francisco State University; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the members of the Academic Senate support development of a scholarship for graduate students in her honor; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the 2020-21 Academic Senate bow our heads in a moment of silence in Dr. Hallum’s memory as an invaluable colleague and friend.