Robert Linscheid Joins CSU Board of Trustees as Alumni Trustee

Contact: Colleen Bentley-Adler, 562-951-4800, caba@calstate.edu

(June 20, 2005) – Robert Linscheid has been named by the systemwide California State University Alumni Council as the alumni member of the CSU Board of Trustees. He was appointed from a field of four finalists drawn from throughout the state. Uniquely, the Alumni Trustee is directly appointed by the Council, rather than by the Governor’s Office, and so does not require state Senate confirmation.

Linscheid is an alumnus of California State University, Chico, where he majored in political science and served as president of the Associated Students. He currently is president of the Linscheid Company as well as general manager of the Chico Outlaws professional baseball club.

“Bob has been a strong supporter of the CSU and a helpful advocate in his role as president of the CSU Alumni Council,” said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “In welcoming him to the Board of Trustees, we know that we will be gaining a knowledgeable representative of our two million alumni throughout the state.”

A long-time supporter of CSU Chico, Linscheid has served as a member of the University Foundation as well as president of the CSU Chico Alumni Association. He also has served as president of the systemwide CSU Alumni Council.

In addition to being a graduate of the CSU system, alumni trustees are chosen on the basis of their community involvement, service to higher education, integrity, and professional achievement.

Linscheid replaces Larry Adamson, who served on an interim basis during 2005, following the resignation of long-serving Alumni Trustee Fred Pierce, who was originally appointed to the Board in 1999. The Alumni Trustee serves for a two-year term but may be reappointed.

The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded about 2 million degrees, about 82,000 annually. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See www.calstate.edu.


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Last Updated: June 20, 2005

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