Whereas, The Bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of senator emeritus on individuals, and Barbara Davis-Lyman has satisfied those requirements as a retired faculty member of the California Community College System who has completed far more than the required five (5) years of significant service to the Academic Senate;
Whereas, Barbara is an activist and pioneer for women in leadership who has served students positively throughout the state by holding influential positions with the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC), the Community College League of California (CCLC), the California Association of Community Colleges (CACC) (where she was the first woman and faculty member to chair the Legislative and Finance Commission), and as a member of the Board of Governors;
Whereas, Barbara has served her college and district in numerous ways, including holding the positions of Academic Senate President and Accreditation Chair at Sacramento City College and the Los Rios District Academic Senate President, and she has also held statewide Senate leadership roles including North Area Representative from 1997 through 1999, Chair of the Ad Hoc Welfare Committee, Welfare Reform Task Force, Special Projects Advisory and Review Council (SPARC), Legislative Committee, California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) Accountability Committee and Representative, Chair of Spring Session, and more; and
Whereas, Barbara is a most valued colleague, mentor, and friend to countless faculty who have been inspired by her leadership to share in her passion for the community college mission, she is also a consummate educator who genuinely cares about not only her students but all potential students who can be served by the arm of higher education she likes to refer to as the “People’s College,” and in recognition of her excellence in teaching and student advocacy she has been awarded the 2001-2002 FACCC Full-Time Faculty Award, the 1997 CCLC Courageous Leader Award, the 1994 Gerald C. Hayward Excellence in Education Award, the 1994 American Association of Higher Education’s Citizen of the Academy Award, and the 1992 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Teaching Excellence Award;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recognize Barbara Davis-Lyman’s extraordinary and distinguished service by awarding her the status of senator emeritus with all rights and privileges thereof; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges convey to Barbara Davis-Lyman its heartfelt congratulations upon her retirement and wish her and her family every happiness in the years to come.
MSU Disposition: Local Senates
The Senate Office updated information to designate Barbara as Senator Emeritus with all the privileges granted to her including free fall and spring plenary registration and Rostrum publications.