Millersville University, Faculty Senate

Attachment #2
Faculty Senate Minutes
September 16, 2003

Date: September 10, 2003
To: Millersville University Faculty Senate
From: Department of Foreign Languages
Subject: Resolution for Emeritus status for Dr. Rodrigo Solera, Professor of Spanish

Whereas Dr Rodrigo Solera served the department of Foreign Languages and Millersville University for 32 years, from 1970 to 2002; and

Whereas Dr. Rodrigo Solera diligently performed his classroom duties and shared with his students his extraordinary knowledge of Spanish American literatures and civilizations; and

Whereas Dr. Solera, even before he became a regular faculty member, as a part-time instructor in the summer of 1968, helped the department start a highly successful summer graduate program in Spanish, in which he himself taught until his retirement, and of which he was director for 15 years; and

Whereas Dr. Solera represented the department for many years as a senator, graduate studies coordinator and APSCUF representative; and

Whereas Dr. Solera always kept close ties to his native country, the Republic of Costa Rica, which he represented in Pennsylvania as a honorary Consul from 1970 to 1982; and

Whereas Dr. Solera was an esteemed and courteous colleague, and a teacher who inspired loyalty and admiration in his students;

Therefore be it resolved that Dr. Rodrigo Solera, upon the unanimous recommendation from the department of Foreign Languages, be granted the honorary title of Professor of Spanish Emeritus.

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