Whereas, Gordon Gilkey served for 14 years as the first Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and, subsequently, as the first Dean of the College of Liberal Arts; and

Whereas, The offices of the Faculty Senate are today located in the same Social Science Hall where Dr. Gilkey worked for so many years; and

Whereas, No other single person is so identified with and responsible for the emergence of strong programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at Oregon State University, resulting in OSU becoming a truly comprehensive university; and

Whereas, We wish to recognize and honor his many contributions to OSU, the State of Oregon, and the people of the world during a distinguished career as an artist, art collector, educator, military officer, administrator, and philanthropist; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Faculty Senate of Oregon State University enthusiastically joins the College of Liberal Arts and OSU Central Administration in the decision to rename Social Science Hall in honor of Gordon Gilkey, so that it may subsequently be known as Gilkey Hall.


The motion to approve the resolution passed by voice vote with no dissenting votes.

          Note: The dedication of Gilkey Hall, in honor of Gordon Gilkey, occurred on October 22, 2001.