2007-08 Annual Report on External Support to the CSU

2007/08 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement honorees attending the awards ceremony at the September 2008 CSU Board of Trustees meeting:

2007-08 Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement honorees

First row, left to right:

Lanie G. Tumaliuan, CSU Dominguez Hills; Laura Millar (with Marissa), San Francisco State University; Constance P. Bravos, Sonoma State University; Sandra Howery, CSU Sacramento

Second row, left to right:

Kimberely B. Suarez, CSU Los Angeles; Rani Ram, Humboldt State University; Veronica Luna, San José State University; Jayna Armstrong, CSU Northridge; Hector Ramos, CSU Fullerton

Third row, left to right:

Gina Hanson, CSU San Bernardino; Anukina Ayvaz, CSU Fresno; Marycarmen Rosales, CSU Chico; Melany Aiken, CSU Long Beach

Fourth row, left to right:

Rohit Arora, CSU East Bay; Brittany Caitlin Camp, Cal Poly Pomona; Algie Dadacay, CSU Channel Islands

Top row, left to right:

Jared Chapman, CSU Bakersfield; Michael T. Walker, California Maritime Academy; Benita Yannine Robledo-Espinoza, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Mary Berube, CSU Monterey Bay

Not Pictured:

Heather Gay, San Diego State University; Nicole C. Rushford, CSU San Marcos; Jean'ann Miller, CSU Stanislaus

Board of Trustees Recognitions

The CSU Board of Trustees recognized leadership gifts to the university by naming the following academic programs and facilities in 2007-2008.

  • Namings at California State University, Fresno included: the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning, honoring their commitment of $3.5 million; the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market to honor the $1.5 million gift made by the late Joyce Gibson in memory of her parents; and the Lyles College of Engineering in recognition of Mr. William M. Lyles, his family and their companies’ $10 million gift commitment.

  • California State University, Fullerton named the Steven G. Mihaylo College of Business and Economics in honor of alumnus Steven G. Mihaylo’s commitment of $30 million. In addition, the Joseph A. W. Clayes III Performing Arts Center was named in recognition of a former student body president and his family’s $5 million commitment.

  • California State University, Long Beach named the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music to recognize a $16.4 million endowment gift from the Bob Cole Trust. This donation ranks as the largest individual gift in the university’s history. The endowment will permit talented student musicians to attend regardless of personal financial means.

  • The Wallis Annenberg Integrated Sciences Complex was named in recognition of a $5 million gift commitment—the largest single cash gift to California State University, Los Angeles in its history —made by The Annenberg Foundation.

  • The Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center at San Diego State University recognizes the $2.7 million gift made by alumni Leon Parma, L. Robert Payne and Jack Goodall to support the Center’s construction. San Diego State also named the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy to recognize the $10 million gift made by Gertrude Lamden in honor of her late husband, Dr. Charles W. Lamden.

  • Namings at San José State University included the Gary J. Sbona Honors Program to honor Gary J. Sbona’s $5.2 million contribution to the College of Business and the Kordestani Endowed Chair to recognize alumnus Omid Kordestani for his $3 million endowment of a chair in the interdisciplinary global engineering programs at the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering.

  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo named the Kenneth N. Edwards Western Coatings Technology Center in recognition of the lifetime commitment of Kenneth N. Edwards and his company Dunn-Edwards Corporation for their total donation of $2.03 million to the Polymers and Coatings Science Program.

  • San Francisco State University named the Mashouf Creative Arts Center in honor of two San Francisco State alumni, Manny Mashouf and Neda Mashouf. The Mashouf family has pledged $10 million toward construction of the new facility.

  • Recognizing a $5 million gift made by Jean Schulz, widow of the late Charles M. Schulz, the Green Music Center Recital Hall at Sonoma State University was named Schroeder’s Recital Hall. The gift ranks as one of the largest cash gifts in Sonoma State’s history.

  • The Bernard Osher Foundation continued its support of the California State University system, which has more Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes than any other university system, with $1 million endowments provided to each of the following campuses: East Bay, Fullerton, Long Beach, San Bernardino and San Luis Obispo.

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