University of California, San Diego
May 31, 2000
It gives me great pleasure to announce that our long-time colleague Fred N. Spiess has been selected as the 1999-00 recipient of The Oliver Johnson Award for Service to the Academic Senate. The award, bestowed by the statewide Academic Senate once every two years, recognizes distinguished Senate leadership and outstanding contributions to divisional and systemwide faculty governance.
Fred's list of service to the Senate and the University is truly extraordinary. In addition to serving as a member and chair of several divisional and statewide committees, Fred chaired the San Diego Division and the systemwide Academic Council and Assembly. At the age of 80, he is currently the Chair of the Academic Senate Task Force on UC Merced, perhaps one of the most demanding jobs of his career.
Fred has spent 56 of the past 63 years at the University of California. He is a distinguished scientist who has given himself unsparingly for the good of the University, and he continues to be an inspiration for his colleagues.
Please join me in congratulating Fred.
Robert L. Parker, Chair