of Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of University
Professors (AAUP) expresses its deepest appreciation to Dr. Morris
Mendelson upon his retirement from the Executive Board.
To be most
effective, the AAUP needs leadership blessed with wisdom, perspective,
and a thorough knowledge of procedures. Morris Mendelson had all
of that and more, and gave it freely to the AAUP after he joined
in 1964. Very soon thereafter, he became actively involved in AAUP,
first as Treasurer of the National Association and then as a Board
member of the Penn Chapter. Over a period of several years he and
another board member traded off as president and vice-president
to make sure the chapter on campus maintained visibility and involvement
in University governance. His participation often sparked discussion
of controversial issues. His knowledge of the University and the
Faculty Senate was invaluable in problem solving and strategy development.
His experience in University affairs contributed significantly to
building networks to resolve problems. We are grateful for his decades
long dedication to the ideals of shared governance. We all miss
his participation and his presence.
Reuben E. Kron, Treasurer
Ira M. Cohen, Secretary
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 9, October 23, 2001
October 23, 2001
Volume 48 Number 9