|Topic:||Honor Henry Ferrell|
|Proposed by:||ECU delegation|
Whereas, Henry Ferrell served on the Assembly that drew up the constitution and bylaws during 1972-73 and regularized the work of the Assembly through established committees and meeting times; on December 2, 1972 the organizational meeting was held in Chapel Hill and President William Friday invited the Faculty Assembly "to play an active role in the processes of the University"; during the 1972-73 academic year the assembly met on five occasions at which time the Faculty Assembly representatives of ECU William Grossnickle, James McDaniel, Robert Woodside, and Henry Ferrell were in attendance or represented by their alternates; these meetings engendered spirited debate on academic freedom, due process and the role of the faculty in shared governance within the University of North Carolina;
Whereas, Henry Ferrell served as the second chair of the Faculty Assembly from 1974-1976, and continued his leadership as a major force in the founding and growth of the Faculty Assembly;
Whereas, Henry Ferrell has served on the Faculty Assembly from 1972-1978 and from 1996-2002, and provided a second six year term of service to the faculty of the University of North Carolina System as a leader and parliamentarian of the Assembly; therefore, be it resolved:
That the President of the University of North Carolina and the delegates of the University of North Carolina Faculty Assembly express their profound appreciation for his service to the State.