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In Memoriam

Remembering CSU Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Reed

Following the passing of Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Reed in December 2016, the Reed Family encouraged contributions in his memory to the Charles B. Reed Scholarship Fund. In honor of his 14 years of service as CSU chancellor and countless contributions to higher education writ large, the Reed Scholarship Fund has received over $46,000 in new contributions.

The fund, established after Chancellor Reed’s retirement in 2012, annually supports a named scholar for the CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The fund was originally seeded when Chancellor Reed donated proceeds from his TIAA-CREF 2012 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence, which was then matched by the CSU Foundation Board of Governors.


During Charlie Reed’s 14 year tenure as chancellor of the CSU:

  • Student enrollment increased by nearly 70,000 students
  • The 23rd campus – Cal State Channel Islands – was established
  • Seven CSU campuses began offering doctoral programs in education
  • The CSU’s Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST) was founded

Gifts to Support Scholarships, Faculty Honor Legacy of CSUF President Emeritus Gordon

In honor of the incredible life and legacy of President Emeritus Milton A. Gordon and his wife, Dr. Margaret Faulwell Gordon, donors provided over $200,000 to Cal State Fullerton to fund scholarships and faculty support. The longest serving president in Cal State Fullerton history, Dr. Gordon led a period of immense growth – in student population, campus footprint and university impact – during his 21-year tenure. He passed away on April 18, 2017, at the age of 81.

Karnig Scholarship Endowment A Fitting Tribute to the Legacy of CSUSB Trailblazer

The Cal State San Bernardino community came together to celebrate the life and legacy of President Emeritus Albert Karnig and support the President Albert and Marilyn Karnig Scholarship Endowment. The endowment, which raised nearly $10,000 in 2016-2017, provides scholarships for the CSUSB President’s Academic Excellence Scholars (PAES) program, which Karnig founded. CSUSB’s PAES scholarships – which provide $25,000 over four years – are offered to the top one percent of graduating high school seniors in San Bernardino County. Karnig, who passed away on May 4, 2017, served as the third president of Cal State San Bernardino from 1997 to 2012.