CCAC outlines qualities for emeritus honors
The Community College of Allegheny County on Thursday has come up with a way to honor long-serving former trustees and retired presidents.
The board of trustees voted unanimously to approve a resolution outlining qualifications for conferring emeritus honors. The board also voted to bestow the first title on former trustee William Russell Robinson.
“The trustees felt that creating the policy is a way to recognize board members and retired presidents who have made unique contributions to the college,” said David Hoovler, a CCAC spokesman. “This also gives us a way to allow these people a more formal way to remain affiliated with the college.”
Emeritus status may be conferred on trustees and presidents who “achieved a record of distinction,” according to the measure.
To be eligible, trustees must serve at least two six-year terms; a college president must serve for at least eight years.
Emeritus trustees will have their names included in all trustee publications and on a plaque in the board room. Emeritus presidents will receive their own plaque and be invited to all of the college's activities and special events.
Robinson, 70, of the Hill District served as a trustee from 1997 to 2012 and was board chair during his last two years. He said he was unaware the board was planning to recognize him.
“I'm really surprised,” said Robinson, a member of Allegheny County Council. “I didn't join the board because I wanted something; I joined because I wanted to give something. I am very honored.”
Tony LaRussa is a staff writerfor Trib Total Media. He canbe reached at 412-320-7987or email@example.com.
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