Resolution Expressing Condolences to the Family of Former Sonoma State University President David Benson

Whereas Dr. David Benson took the presidency of Sonoma State University in 1984 at a time of extreme hardship and discord, and restored a sense of fairness, openness, and progress to the university community at large, and

Whereas the SSU Academic Senate recalls with great regard and admiration the quality of Dr. Benson’s calm, down-to-earth leadership, and open, friendly engagement with university faculty, staff and students, and

Whereas Dr. David Benson left the university in 1992 with an enduring legacy of respect  and fairness for all members of the university community, therefore be it

Resolved:  That the Academic Senate express its deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Benson, on his passing on October 1, 2013, and be it further

Resolved: That the Academic Senate acknowledge once again the deep gratitude of this university to Dr. David Benson for his wisdom, his leadership, and his generosity.

Approved unanimously by the Senate 10/24/13