April 1, 1996

I am pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring, 1996 Performance Salary Step Increases (PSSI):

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SCHOOL OF THE ARTS:
Borczon, Ron
Dezseran, Catherine
Garcia, Anamarie
Kessner, Daniel
Music
Theatre
Theatre
Music
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ECONOMICS:
Glassman, Alan
Jennings, William
Rossy, Gerard
Svorny, Shirley
Management
Finance, Real Estate and Insurance
Management
Economics
SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES:
Britten, Sam
Hall, Susan
Vincent, William
Wood, Donald
Kinesiology
Kinesiology
Kinesiology
Radio/TV/Film
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:
Desrochers, Cynthia
Gottfried, Adele
Herr, Norman
Huetinck, Linda
Elementary Education
Educational Psychology and Counseling
Secondary Education
Secondary Education
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE:
Bavarian, Behzad
DiJulio, Roger
DiJulio, Shoeleh
Rengarajan, Sembian
Civil and Industrial Engineering and Applies Mechanics
Civil and Industrial Engineering and Applies Mechanics
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES:
Acuna, Rodolfo
Hall, Donald
Noreen, Robert
Chicano Studies
English
English
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS:
Hardcastle, Kenneth
Kioussis, Nicholas
Oppenheimer, Steven
Squires, Richard
Watkins, Ann
Zavala, Maria Elena
Chemistry
Physics and Astronomy
Biology
Geological Sciences
Mathematics
Biology
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:
Bowen, William
Davis, Ronald
Saetermoe, Carrie
Theodoulou, Stella
Geography
History
Psychology
Political Science
LIBRARY:
Henry, Marcia Public Services, University Library

As you know, the CSU Board of Trustees and the Faculty Bargaining Agreement created these new awards "to provide special incentives for outstanding or meritorious performance in the area of teaching, as well as other professional accomplishments and service to the University community." Following extensive consultation on the campus, the Faculty Senate developed the policy, which I approved, governing the PSSI awards process for the 1995-96 year.

School level committees reviewed the applications and provided confidential recommendations to me. My award decisions were greatly influenced by their recommendations and by independent reviews by the school Deans and the Provost. I want to thank the members of the school committees for being willing to perform this service, which involved a considerable amount of time in reading applications and deliberating about the difficult choices that were required.

The range of scholarly research, teaching and instructional innovation and service to both the University and external community was impressive. Two hundred twenty-nine faculty members provided evidence of significant achievements; I regret that some of them will be disappointed that they are not among the final list of recipients. However, everyone should keep in mind that the funds available for this first round of performance awards were limited to $65,000. Since in future years the level of funding will be 20% of the funds available for faculty salary increases, the 1995-96 policy will be reviewed and revised, if necessary, based on this first year's experience. I'm sure the Personnel Planning and Review Committee would appreciate your comments about the process.

In addition to fulfilling the criteria specified in the campus policy, the award recipients generally exhibit exemplary performance in all of the criteria. I elected to recognize the strength of their applications by making the award levels financially significant and meaningful, consistent with the spirit of the policy.

I encourage all members of the University community to join me in congratulating the recipients of this honor for their outstanding contributions and for the distinction they bring to the University.

Blenda J. Wilson
President