On the Matter of Jeffrey Reeder

On the Matter of Jeffrey Reeder

Whereas, Dr. Jeffrey Reeder, Professor of Spanish, has served one year (2020-21) as Chair of the Faculty of Sonoma State University; and

Whereas, Dr. Reeder, champion bike rider, has tirelessly advocated for bike racks, paths and safety over the last 20 years at SSU; and

Whereas, with grace and aplomb, Dr. Reeder has Zoomed us through a difficult year, always mindful of our well-being; and

Whereas, Dr. Reeder has shared the origins of many words to help develop a shared vocabulary, and never misses the chance to deliver a well-placed pun; and

Whereas, Dr. Reeder has developed the Zen 10 for Senate meetings, leading Senators at home through yoga on the Senate floor; and

Whereas, Dr. Reeder has been a sensible steward during the Covid year at SSU and helped bring rationality and logic to our approach to repopulation; and

Whereas, Dr. Reeder has used a variety of metaphors to help set the stage at every Senate meeting; and

Whereas, Dr. Reeder drives us toward compassion for the situation of students, faculty, staff, and administrators during the Covid pandemic of 2020; and

Whereas, Dr. Reeder welcomed students to speak at the Senate, reminding us why we do what we do and grounding us in the student experience; Therefore, be it hereby

Resolved, that the Academic Senate of Sonoma State University express its gratitude and respect to our friend, colleague, and leader for his contributions; and be it further

Resolved, that the members of the Academic Senate look forward to the ongoing contributions of Dr. Jeffrey Reeder to the life of the university.

Approved by acclamation