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Resolution in Support of the 2007 Leadership Conference

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE

2007 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Adopted February 5th, 2007

Whereas,      The purpose of the Humboldt State University 2007 Leadership Conference,                  “Ignite: Lighting the Passion Within,” is to host a meeting of current and future                 leaders both locally and abroad in a quest to educate and build personal skills and         awareness of Social and Environmental Responsibility and;

Whereas,      the Associated Students of Humboldt State University are in support of the 2007                     Leadership Conference in association with the Graduation Pledge Alliance (GPA)            and;

Whereas,      the GPA was founded at Humboldt State University in 1987 by students and is to             this day a student-led, Associated Students program and;

Whereas,      the Graduate Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility has since been                       spread around the world and;

Whereas,      it is stated in the University’s Strategic Plan that, “We believe that individuals                       must be environmentally, economically and socially responsible in the quest for                       viable and sustainable communities,” and;

Whereas,      the international GPA organization requests our assistance in supporting the                   further development of campus pledge programs around the world and;

Whereas,      the 2007 Leadership Conference will be celebrating 20 years of graduation                   pledges taken around the world and will draw members of the global community             including pledged and non-pledged graduates, students, staff and faculty bringing             greater prestige to Humboldt State University, therefore be it;

Resolved,      Associated Students will show their support by reviewing a special line                               item in GPA’s budget for 2007-08 in consideration of the conference, committing             toward conference publicity on the campus of Humboldt State University,                sponsoring Associated Student council and executive members in conference                     attendance, leading and/or organizing one, or more, workshops at the conference             and inviting ASI’s from the California State University system, and be it further;

Resolved,      that Associated Students support the 2007 Leadership Conference and be it                   finally,

Resolved,      that this document will be forwarded to President Rollin Richmond, and his                   executive committee: Richard C. Vrem Provost/Vice President for Academic                   Affairs; Steven Butler; Vice President for Student Affairs; Carl Coffey, Vice                 President for Administrative Affairs; Robert Gunsalus, Vice President for                     University Advancement; Saeed Mortazavi, Chair, Academic Senate; and in                   addition: Carol Terry, University Budget, Associate Vice President; Jená Burgess,            Vice-Provost; office of Extended Education; and the international GPA                             organization Executive Committee.

Authored by: Brandon Hemenway, Johnathan Wu, and Noelle Perlmutter

Signed by: _____________________________

            Saqib Keval, Representative

            College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

            _____________________________

            Tyler Smith, Representative

            College of Natural Resources and Sciences