Wilma Cavill

Dr. Wilma J. Cavill speaks to assembly delegates after hearing the resolution in her honor Feb. 5, 2016. Photo/Kathryn Morton


Dr. Wilma J. Cavill, who retired from Slippery Rock University last month, has been a fixture at APSCUF’s legislative assemblies. At the most recent one Feb. 4–6 in Gettysburg, the organization honored Cavill’s decades of service with the following resolution:

Wilma J. Cavill Resolution for the February 2016 Legislative Assembly

Whereas, Dr. Wilma J. Cavill has established an auspicious service record through:

• serving as a member of Slippery Rock University’s APSCUF Executive Council from 1971 to 2014,

• serving as the SRU APSCUF secretary in 1972,

• becoming a legislative assembly delegate in 1973 and serving consecutively for thirty-eight years until 2011,

• serving as the SRU APSCUF president from 1974 to 1978,

• serving as the APSCUF state vice president for six years from 1998 to 2004,

• serving as a member-at-large of the state APSCUF Executive Council from 1976 to 1981,

• serving as the SRU APSCUF vice president from 1982 to 1986,

• serving as chairperson of the APSCUF Supplemental Benefits Trust Fund from 1990 to 2006,

• serving as chairperson of the joint APSCUF-PDE Educational Services Trust,

• her institutional memory, which has served to guide and inform SRU administration, faculty, state legislative assemblies, and state APSCUF leadership,

• receiving the state APSCUF Service Award in 1990,

• the establishment of the SRU APSCUF Wilma J. Cavill Service Award in 2007,

• her service being acknowledged by Slippery Rock University conferring an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service in December 2015,

be it resolved that APSCUF recognizes and honors the selfless contributions of Dr. Cavill’s sixty-three-and-a-half-year career in education and recognizes her invaluable mentoring and service as an APSCUF member.