The Trustee William Hauck Scholar
Recognition for the Recipient of the William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement from San José State University
In December 2010, Trustee William Hauck endowed a scholarship fund to recognize the William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement recipient from San José State University. The California State University Foundation Board of Governors honored his commitment to students by naming this outstanding individual as the Trustee William Hauck Scholar.
Known for his ability to work across political party lines, Mr. Hauck was first appointed to the CSU Board of Trustees in 1993 by Governor Pete Wilson, then re-appointed in 2000 by Governor Gray Davis and re-appointed again in 2008 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He served as chair of the board from 1998 to 2000 and is currently chair of the finance committee.
Mr. Hauck’s long history of government leadership includes service as chair of the California Constitutional Revision Commission, deputy chief of staff to Governor Pete Wilson and chief of staff to Assembly Speakers Bob Morretti and Willie L. Brown, Jr.
A distinguished alumnus of San José State University, Mr. Hauck graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies. He served as student body president and president of the California State College Student Presidents Association, a precursor to the California State Student Association.
Mr. Hauck recently retired as president and chief executive of the California Business Roundtable, a statewide nonpartisan organization composed of chief executive officers of California’s leading corporations that effectively offer policy leadership on economic and business matters. He will remain involved in advocacy efforts as a senior advisor at public relations firm Goddard Claussen/West. Prior to joining the California Business Roundtable, Mr. Hauck served as executive vice-president and major shareholder of Information for Public Affairs Inc., a national information services company known as State Net.
He also serves on the board of directors for Blue Shield of California, the Blue Shield Foundation and Golden Pacific Bancorp.