Volume 52, Number 36 June 20, 2005
The gift will provide private funding needed for the new building, which will be named in honor of the Mashouf family. The private funding will enable the building project to be included on a future statewide ballot initiative that would, if passed, fund a variety of capital construction projects in public education through California bonds.
"Neda and I are excited to be a part of an innovative University that understands the changing needs of its community and the impact that technology has on every aspect of life such as music, art and business," Manny Mashouf said. "The balance of career-focused education and 'liberal' education is fundamental to SF State."
The gift is the second largest alumni donation ever to a CSU campus. Manny Mashouf earned a bachelor's degree in political science in 1966. Neda Mashouf earned her bachelor's degree in computer science in 1984.
"Manny and Neda Mashouf exemplify the San Francisco State spirit with their innovation, accomplishment and commitment to community," Corrigan said. "Their great generosity honors the University, and, coming as it does from two graduates, stands as a testament to their appreciation of their San Francisco State experience."
For more on the gift and the new building, see the SF State News story: www.sfsu.edu/~news/2005/summer/69.htm
College of Business welcomes Dean Nancy Hayes
Nancy Hayes, a senior executive with nonprofit and for-profit management experience, was recently named dean of the College of Business. She begins Aug. 1.
"With her extensive background in the business and nonprofit sectors, Hayes brings added vitality to the College of Business," said Provost John Gemello. "As her track record shows, Hayes is particularly adept at forging new partnerships and directions for an organization while continuing to effectively serve its existing clients and maintain its core mission. I look forward to working with her."
Hayes' most recent position has been as president and CEO of WISE Senior Services, a southern California organization that provides hands-on services to low-income and at-risk elders. Previously she served as CEO of the Starbright Foundation, which develops technology projects -- videos, CD-ROMs, and other programs -- to help seriously ill children combat the medical and emotional challenges that accompany their illnesses.
Before entering the nonprofit world, Hayes worked in management and marketing at IBM, rising through the ranks to become general manager of international operations for the company's Worldwide Sales and Services division.
During her time at IBM, Hayes helped shepherd major changes in company operations. As general manager she was responsible for a massive sales and services reengineering effort to ensure consistent, common execution worldwide. Earlier, as general manager of IBM Northern California, Hayes helped transform the unit in response to market feedback that indicated IBM was no longer responsive to customer concerns. The restructuring effort was later adopted by other IBM units across the United States.
Hayes said she is excited to bring her skills to an academic setting.
"I think the first and most important thing is to get to know the people and get to know what they're thinking about the opportunities and challenges the college faces and what barriers are in their way currently on executing their role," she said.
A Chicago native, Hayes earned a master of business administration in finance from the University of Chicago and a bachelor of arts in English and marketing from the University of Dayton.
CSU unveils new impact Web site
The CSU system has launched a Web site to help faculty, staff and other supporters of the system communicate the impact it has on California. In addition, such campuses as SFSU have participated in forums with industry leaders demonstrating that the CSU supplies the majority of California's workers in many industries.
Full details are in a message from CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, which can be found at: www.sfsu.edu/~news/great/impact05.htm
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