Campus: SAN BERNARDINO -- June 23, 2006

Governor Names CSUSB Alumnus As One Of Three CSU Trustees

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Cal State San Bernardino graduate Lou Monville to serve on the California State University Board of Trustees.

Monville, who graduated in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in communication studies, is a former president of the Associated Students Inc. at CSUSB and the current Cal State San Bernardino Alumni Association president-elect. He was named to the CSU board on Thursday, along with Kenneth Fong of Atherton and Glen Toney of Chico.

Monville is the first Inland Empire resident to be named to an appointed (non-student) position on the Board of Trustees of the California State University, which includes 23 campuses throughout the state.

Previously, two Cal State San Bernardino students also have served as CSU student trustees. Rialto resident Corey Jackson, who will graduate this weekend, is concluding his second year of a two-year appointment. Kevin Gallagher served as a student trustee from 1978-80.

The governor praised the three new appointees for their service to higher education and looked forward to their contributions to the CSU Board of Trustees.

"While excelling in their chosen professions, Kenneth, Lou and Glen have steadfastly supported California State University and I look forward to their help in building upon Cal-State's history of excellence," Schwarzenegger said in a written statement.

Monville, 34, who lives in Riverside, also has served as a member of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors since 2005.

"I've known Lou Monville for the past nine years. He's a passionate advocate of higher education and of the California State University mission," said CSUSB President Albert Karnig. "He's especially well intentioned. I'm confident that his background experiences - including service on the Community College Governing Board - and firm grasp of higher education issues will make him an exceptional Trustee."

Monville is vice president of Riverside-based O'Reilly Public Relations. Prior to that, he was the firm's director of public affairs. From 1998 to 2001 he was director of public affairs for Stoorza Communications and was director of the Inland Empire Office of the Governor from 1996 to 1998.

Monville also serves as a member of the university's President's Advancement Council and is a lifetime member of the CSUSB Alumni Association. He is past chairman and a member of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce and a member of the Board of Directors of the Building Industry Association of Southern California and the Executive Board of the California Inland Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Monville is married to Kelly Bray Monville, who is also a Cal State San Bernardino graduate with a bachelor's degree in liberal studies. She is a principal on assignment with the Etiwanda School District.

Fong has served as chairman of Kenson Ventures since 1999 and was named the 2006 Alumnus of the Year by San Francisco State University. Toney served with Applied Materials for 23 years and is a former president of the CSU Chico Alumni Association and was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

The three, who are all Republicans, must be confirmed by the state senate. The three will fill existing positions on the board.

The California State University Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the California State University. The board adopts rules, regulations and policies governing the California State University. The board has authority over curricular development, use of property, development of facilities, and fiscal and human resources management.

Contact: Sid Robinson, (909) 537-5007

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