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.