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2007-08 Distinguished Campus Service Award Recipients


2007–08 Distinguished Campus Service Award Recipients

C. F. Cranor

Carl F. Cranor

Carl F. Cranor
Distinguished Professor
Philosophy

Professor Cranor has a long history of extraordinary service and dedication to his department, college, and the UCR campus at large. His service to UCR spans approximately three decades and is distinguished by the exceptional number of positions that he has held. Dr. Cranor served as Chair of the Philosophy Department during a period of exceptional growth, as Interim Chair of the History Department, as Acting Chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies on two separate occasions, as Acting Director of Physical Education, and most recently as Chair of the Department of Finance and Management Sciences. He has also served for eight years as Associate Dean of CHASS and for an extended period as the Interim Dean of CHASS.

In addition, he has accumulated an impressive history of important committee assignments and contributions to the UCR community. These include taking a leadership role in the establishment of the undergraduate Law and Society major, chairmanship of architectural projects for CHASS, participation in a carcinogen risk assessment project for UCR, and service on particularly demanding Senate committees such as CAP and the Graduate Council.

The letters of nomination for Professor Cranor all stressed his fairness, his willingness to help even in sometimes difficult circumstances, and the high level of trust he engendered in his colleagues. All of his nominators make clear that Professor Cranor’s dedication and service to UCR have been truly extraordinary.

M. M. Martins-Green

Manuela M. Martins-Green

Manuela M. Martins-Green
Professor
Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology

Professor Martins-Green has a history of extensive service and dedication to her department, the college, and the Academic Senate that extends from very early in her appointment at UCR. As an Assistant Professor she helped generate NSF funding for a new electron microscope and served on a Dean’s committee to reorganize the UCR biological sciences departments. As an Associate Professor she served on numerous committees, including a committee to reorganize the undergraduate program in biological sciences, the Reg Fees Committee, and chaired the Committee on Committees.   However, this award is largely due to her truly exceptional efforts during her tenure as Chair of the Academic Senate at UCR.

The many nominators were all in agreement that Professor Martins-Green was largely responsible for reinvigorating the practice of shared governance at UCR. On behalf of the faculty, she moved decisively to evaluate issues of concern by the faculty in the merit and promotion process, established mechanisms to deal with the concerns regarding Subject A and access to English 1C, and she invigorated and restored the atmosphere of true shared governance between the faculty and the UCR Administration.

She also played a prime role in reorganizing the Academic Senate Office, more than doubling the staff and the budget. As Chair of the Academic Senate, Dr. Martins-Green worked diligently on issues for the Child Care Center on campus, revived a plan for a new Faculty Club, and established a mentoring program for new women faculty. Even though she is on sabbatical this year, she continues to serve the campus on the Search Committee for a new Chancellor at UCR, on another Search Committee for the Director of the Health Sciences Research Institute, and on the Faculty Welfare Committee. As her nominators repeatedly stressed, she always participates with exceptional energy, enthusiasm, and dedication regardless of the assignment.

These and many other service activities over the years attest to Professor Martins-Green’s extraordinary dedication to UCR and to the University.


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