Whereas the success of the mission of the California Community Colleges is dependent upon the activities of the California State Legislature, and
Whereas there are legislators who have been instrumental in providing support for the accomplishment of that mission, and
Whereas these legislators have often persevered in the face of determined and organized opposition,
Resolved that the Academic Senate establish an award to recognize a "Legislator of the Year," and
Resolved that the Academic Senate develop guidelines for the selection of the legislator to be honored, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate present the first "Legislator of the Year" award at the Fall 2001 Plenary Session and annually thereafter.
Committee determined that the concept of an Advocate of the Year would be more appropriate to acknowledge supporters. The recommended criteria has been approved by the Executive Committee.