Arthur J. LudwickArthur J. Ludwick

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

One of the San Gabriel Valley's most recognized citizens, Arthur J. Ludwick has advanced opportunity for countless people as a volunteer and philanthropist. A member of Cal Poly Pomona's President's Council since 1983, Mr. Ludwick also has been ​​​an Ambassador for Higher Education, a member of the Kellogg/Voorhis Society and a sponsor of Founders' Celebration. He is a charter member of the university's National Development Council.

In 1999, Mr. Ludwick and his wife, Sarah, were recognized by Cal Poly Pomona as Distinguished Individual Partners. He collaborated with the university's College of Science to develop the K-12 BioTrek Rainforest Teaching Curriculum, designed to be an educational tool for all educators, students and parents. The outcome was the Rain Bird BioTrek Rainforest Learning Center, the Rain Bird BioTrek Ethnobotany Learning Center and the Rain Bird BioTrek Aquatic Biology Learning Center. All three provide an unparalleled hands-on learning experience for students to explore the complexities and diversity of a tropical rainforest as well as terrestrial and aquatic habitats of California and the tropics.

Founded in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. Ludwick, the Ludwick Family Foundation is a philanthropic organization committed to assisting a broad array of groups that are working to make a positive difference in the world. Giving is national, and ranges from the Humane Society to schools to medical rescue and to groups such as the American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts. Both Rain Bird and the family foundation are committed to community involvement.

The Arthur & Sarah Ludwick Emergency Care Pavilion at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora was planned around a philosophy of patient-centered care that, among other benefits, includes décor and directional signage that is more user-friendly for patients and visitors. The department has the technology and flexibility to improve patient satisfaction and privacy.

A native of San Luis Obispo, California, Mr. Ludwick graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's in civil engineering administration.

In recognition of these and many other significant achievements, the California State University Board of Trustees and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona are proud to confer upon Arthur J. Ludwick the honorary degree of Doctor of Science.