2008-09 Annual Report on External Support to the CSU

2008-09 Annual Report on External Support to the CSU

Boards of Trustees Recognitions

The CSU Board of Trustees recognized leadership gifts to the university by naming the following academic programs or facilities in 2008-09:

  • San Francisco State University named the Mashouf Creative Arts Center in honor of two San Francisco State alumni, Mr. Manny Mashouf and Ms. Neda Mashouf. The Mashouf family pledged $10 million toward construction of a new state-of-the-art center for the university’s broadcasting, digital media, and performing arts programs.

  • The Joseph A. W. Clayes III Performing Arts Center was named in recognition of a former student body president and self-made man, who became a successful real estate investor and avocado rancher, and his family’s $5 million commitment—the second largest pledge of cash in California State University, Fullerton’s history.

  • San Diego State University 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. The gift marks the first time in San Diego State’s 111-year history that a school was named after an individual.

  • The Adult Re-Entry Center at California State University, San Bernardino was renamed the Osher Adult Re-Entry Center to recognize the $1 million endowment provided through the generosity of the Bernard Osher Foundation.

  • Namings at California State University, Fresno included the Lyles College of Engineering in recognition of Mr. William M. Lyles, his family and their companies’ $10 million gift commitment; and the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology named in memory of the late Hanabul “Bud” Jordan and the Jordan family. The $29.4 million cash gift to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology is the largest single cash gift ever received by CSU Fresno and is to be used to support facilities and research in the College.

  • California State University, Bakersfield named the new baseball training and playing facility Hardt Field in honor of the $1 million gift by alumnus Thomas (Tom) Hardt and Barbara Hardt, as well as the donation of on-going general contracting work. Specifically, their generous donation supports the construction of the new, on-campus, top-level baseball training and playing facility, a critical component of the athletics program’s move to NCAA Division I.

  • California Maritime Academy named the School of Maritime Policy and Management as the ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management and the Radar Lab Building as ABS Lecture Hall. The ABS (formerly The American Bureau of Shipping) company is the preeminent classification and certification society in maritime administration acting on behalf of more than 100 governments. This $3 million gift in support of the School of Maritime Policy and Management is the largest gift in the history of California Maritime Academy.

  • Carol and James A. Collins, the namesakes and primary benefactors of The Collins College of Hospitality Management, once again showed tremendous generosity to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona by pledging to match dollar for dollar $5 million in donations for a $10 million academic building, which will employ green building design and lay the foundation for expanded programs at The Collins College, which has seen a 46 percent growth in enrollment in the past three years.