Resolution Praising the Remarkable Service of Dr. Scott Miller, Chair of the Faculty, 2008 – 2009

Whereas, Our Chair, Scott Miller, with exalted Rhetoric and Leadership signaled clarity and passion for disciplinary, civic and academic literacy;* and

Whereas, citing the enkuklios paideia of the Greeks, and the homo rhetoricus of Rome, his Ciceronian pledge to harmony,* informed his year as Faculty Chair; and

Whereas, deftly wielding his gavel with Robert’s Rules authority, those who sought to interrupt learned to beware; and

Whereas, a loyal committee member, advocating academic pedagogy; he debated accreditation, planning and diversity, punctuated frequently with poetry; and

Whereas, in meetings he was praised for exemplary neutrality, he learned these acronyms with alacrity:

JCAP, EX COM AND PBAC

GE SUBCOMMITTEE, SENATE AND APC

AABAC, WASC AND PDC

STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS AND CRC

Whereas, unfaltering in this celebration of liberal arts and academic IT – heroically, in the midst of our eroding state economy; therefore let it be

Resolved, that we of the Academic Senate of SSU, for his service to our campus offer unqualified gratitude and be it further

Resolved, that the Academic Senate of SSU wishes him bon voyage, restorative travel and tranquility in a far off longitude.

*Citations from Scott Miller’s Fall Convocation Speech

Approved by acclimation May 21, 2009