WHEREAS , the Faculty Senate Executive Committee serves a leadership role for the Senate by receiving, evaluating, and directing the disposition of items under Senate consideration; and WHEREAS , the Faculty Senate Executive Committee represents the Senate in discussions with various committees, administrators, and other university groups on issues related to the academic mission of the university; and WHEREAS , the Faculty Senate Executive Committee completed a number of important initiatives during the 2020-2021 academic year and participated in the presidential search; and WHEREAS , the Faculty Senate Executive Committee worked with various committees, administrators, and other university groups to adapt to the rapidly changing and continually evolving environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic; and WHEREA S, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee has provided frank and engaging insight to the Board about the classroom, research, and campus life of faculty; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees of Central Washington University extends its appreciation to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee for their hard work and dedication in articulating the academic mission of the university as it moves forward to meet its challenges. ADOPTED and signed this 14 th day of May, 2021. Motion 21-18: Mr. Conner moved that the Board of Trustees of Central Washington University approve Resolution 21-03 honoring the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. Ms. Black seconded the motion. The motion was approved. Resolution 21-04 Nate McMillion WHEREAS , Nate McMillion has served the State of Washington as the student trustee on the CWU Board of Trustees during the 2020-21 academic year; and WHEREAS, the board appreciated Nates’s willingness to speak out on behalf of Washington state students and to speak his mind on difficult and complicated issues; WHEREAS , despite the challenges of virtual meetings during the pandemic, Nate has provided valuable insight about meeting student needs, addressing issues of mental health need, retention, among many subjects; and WHEREAS , Nate has promoted a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture by serving as the president of the Black Student Union and engaging in the Brother 2 Brother chapter and the Cross Cultural Leadership Program, as well as working with the public relations team at the Diversity and Equity Center; and WHEREAS , Nate was a thoughtful and passionate participant in the presidential search, and was a strong voice for a president committed to student engagement and to equity and inclusion; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , that this Board of Trustees and the university community extend their deepest appreciation to Nate McMillion for his leadership throughout his student career, and for his collaborative, insightful and dedicated service on the Board of Trustees of Central Washington University.
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