President's Associates

The President's Associates

The President’s Associates was established in 1970 by a group of community leaders who were dedicated to showcasing the success of California State College, Bakersfield.

Today, The President’s Associates of California State University, Bakersfield continue to promote excellence at the University.

The greatest benefit of membership in the President’s Associates is the opportunity to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of CSUB students. In honor of member’s continued commitment to the President’s Associates, a special recognition dinner is being held on April 28th.

This celebration connects members with the 2015-2016 student researchers, the faculty and staff who guide the research, President Horace Mitchell and our special guest, CSU Chancellor Timothy White.

Giving Levels

Giving to CSU Bakersfield has a positive and lasting impact on the community, especially by providing a quality educational experience to talented and deserving students. The President’s Associates Membership levels are as follows:

  • President's Circle $25,000 or more
  • Mentor $5,000 to $24,9999
  • Advocate $2,500 to $4,999
  • Associate $1,000 to $2,499

Annual Recognition Dinner

46th Annual Recognition Dinner
Thursday, April 28, 2016
CSU Bakersfield
Walter Stiern Library, Dezember Reading Room
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM Dinner and Program
Each membership includes a reservation for two (Fair Market Value $150)

The donor(s) understand(s) that 95 percent of all donations will directly support the intended purpose with the remaining five percent deducted as a one-time administration fee to defray the cost of fundraising activities and development services for the University.

Additional Information

For questions, assistance or more information about the President’s Associates, please contact Ellie Fergon by phone at (661) 654-3977 or by email at