Governor Schwarzenegger Appoints Three Members of the California State University Board of Trustees

Office of the Governor, June 15, 2006 -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Kenneth Fong, Lou Monville and Glen Toney to the California State University Board of Trustees.

"Alongside the University of California and California Community Colleges, California State University is a critical component of the most successful system of public, higher education in the nation. I am proud that my budget holds the line on student fees by rolling back proposed increases and that we are also increasing funding to support the Nurse Education Initiative," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "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."

Kenneth Fong, PhD., 59, of Atherton, has served as chairman of Kenson Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on the areas of biotechnology and life sciences, since 1999. He was previously the founder and chief executive officer of Clontech Laboratories from 1984 to 1999 and a senior staff fellow at the National Institute of Environmental Health from 1980 to 1983. Fong was named 2006 Alumni of the Year by San Francisco State University and serves on the College of Science and Engineering Advisory Board. He is also the president of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in North America, a member of the Committee of 100 and a board member for the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association. Fong is the former president of the Asian American Manufacturers' Association and former chair of Chinese Performing Arts of San Jose. Fong is a Republican.

Lou Monville, 34, of Riverside, has been a member of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors since 2005. He has also served as vice president of O'Reilly Public Relations since 2003. Prior to that, Monville 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 is the president-elect of the California State University, San Bernardino Alumni Association and also serves as a member of the University's President's Advancement Council. 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 a Republican.

Glen Toney, Ed.D., 67, of Chico, served for 23 years as an executive with Applied Materials, retiring as group vice president of corporate affairs in 2002. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Andrew Corporation and Authernative, Inc. Toney was previously assistant superintendent of schools for Palo Alto Unified School District from 1973 to 1979 and for Ravenswood City School District from 1972 to 1973. He was also assistant to the superintendent of the Cupertino Union Elementary School District and director of the Education Opportunity Program for San Jose State University. Toney is a former president of the California State University, Chico Alumni Association and was named Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the School of Engineering and Computer Science. He currently is a member of the advisory boards to the president of the University, the School of Natural Science and the School of Engineering and Computer Science. He is also a former member of the board of the National Conference for Community Justice, the Bay Area School Reform Collaborative and the Curriculum Redesign Committee for California State University, San Jose. Toney is a Republican.

These positions require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.

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.

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Last Updated: June 16, 2006

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