Resolution in Support of Darlene Yee-Melichar's Nomination for CSU Faculty Trustee

Resolution Number: RF20-414
December, 2020
Whereas: 
The Governor of California appoints a Faculty Trustee from nominees proposed by the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU); and
Whereas: 
The Board of Trustees of the California State University develop broad administrative policy, oversee the management of funds, property, facilities and investments, and communicates the current and future needs of the 23 campuses to the Governor and Legislature; and
Whereas: 
Dr. Darlene Yee-Melichar, Professor and Coordinator of Gerontology at San Francisco State University (SF State), has agreed to submit materials for nomination for Faculty Trustee; and
Whereas: 
Dr. Yee-Melichar is a distinguished faculty colleague with 31 years of distinguished service to SF State; and
Whereas: 
Dr. Yee-Melichar has been recognized for outstanding teaching by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, the California Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators, and SF State; and
Whereas: 
During her time at SF State, Dr. Yee-Melichar has amassed a distinguished record of scholarship serving as the principal investigator on many grant projects, publishing extensively in her discipline as well as in higher education administration and assessment, and conducting numerous community, professional and scholarly presentations; and
Whereas: 
Dr. Yee-Melichar has an unparalleled commitment to serving San Francisco State University (where she earned SF State’s Inaugural Award for Distinguished Service and has served as a long-time member of the Academic Senate Executive Committee, Chair of the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee, Chair of the Graduate Council, Coordinator of the Annual Student Research Competition, Co-Interim Director of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, University Budget Committee, etc.) and the California State University System (where she has served as the Vice Chair of the Academic Senate CSU twice, several times as Member-At-Large of the ASCSU Executive Committee, several times as Chair of the ASCSU Academic Affairs and Fiscal and Governmental Affairs Committees, as co-chair of the Academic Conference Planning Committee, co-chair of the Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award Selection Committee, chair of the Doctorate of Education Advisory Committee, and as a member of severalCSU Search Committees (for Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Executive Director for Institute for Teaching and Learning) and several times on the System Budget Advisory Committee; therefore, be it
Resolved: 
That the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University, commends Dr. Darlene Yee-Melichar for her able willingness to represent California State University faculty on the Board of Trustees; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University enthusiastically endorses Dr. Darlene Yee-Melichar's nomination for the position of Faculty Trustee; and be it further
Resolved: 
That the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University urge the Academic Senate CSU and the Governor of California to select Dr. Darlene Yee-Melichar as the next Faculty Trustee of the California State University.