Honoring Dan Crump with Senator Emeritus

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Executive Director
Academic Senate

Whereas, The bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of Senator Emeritus for the purpose of recognizing the meritorious service of a faculty member upon or after retirement, and Dan Crump, ASCCC Executive Committee member from 2002-2015, has satisfied those requirements as a faculty member of the California Community Colleges system whose service has well exceeded the required five years of significant service to the Academic Senate and includes:

  • ASCCC Executive Committee member of the State Academic Senate,
  • Served as ASCCC Secretary, North Representative, and At-Large,
  • Chair of numerous Senate committees including Counseling and Library Faculty Issues, Standards and Practices, Legislative and Government Relations, and Relations with Local Senates;
  • Served as the Council of Chief Librarians representative liaison to the ASCCC
  • Provided significant leadership in groups such as ICAS, TTAC, CPEC and LLRPAC;

Whereas, Dan Crump during his time on the Executive Committee set the standard for kindness, collegiality, and etiquette including being the first to welcome new ASCCC members with a handwritten card and offering his relentless support for their success, and continues to send handwritten birthday wishes and anniversary congratulations and this attitude impacted the Executive Committee so much, members found themselves challenged in how to behave in certain situations, would ask themselves “What Would Dan Do?”;

Whereas Dan Crump was and continues to be an advocate for all faculty by sharing relevant and current information from his readings and findings about higher education focused on effective practices for faculty to support student success, he can be counted on to be prepared with his words and thoughts, and quick with his actions; and

Whereas Dan Crump as the Elections Chair was entrusted with the ASCCC Executive Committee election process, thoroughly supported his “runners” and “tellers,” clearly and articulately announced the results, and ensured a fair and unbiased approach to in-person voting while looking dapper in a sash,
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges confer upon Dan Crump the highest honor of Senator Emeritus and thank him for his contributions to the faculty and students of the California Community College system; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges wish Dan, Helen, their children, and grandchildren much happiness in all their future endeavors.