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Angelides to speak at CSUB
 
March 14, 2005
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456 or mstepanovich@csub.edu
or jloveless@csub.edu.

California Treasurer Phil Angelides will visit California State University, Bakersfield on Friday (March 18) to address graduate students in the School of Business and Public Administration.

Angelides visit is part of a program called “Executive Briefing,” introduced by Henry Lowenstein, dean of the School of Business and Public Administration. The program brought Stephen Lyons, Ford Motor Co. vice president and president of the Ford Division, to CSUB last fall.

“We want to continue to bring high-profile CEOs, industry leaders and public officials to campus two to three times a year,” Lowenstein said. “It’s a very important strategy to have major speakers to share their experiences with our students and with Bakersfield community members. And these visits create opportunities for faculty, staff and students.”

The program also introduces the executives to potential quality employees. “They see our students, like them, and start hiring them,” he said. “Later they may even begin providing financial support to the university.”

Angelides, who has declared his candidacy for governor in 2006, was elected state treasurer in 1998. As state treasurer, he said, “My goals are to create opportunity for all by investing in California's communities, to protect the financial security of California's families by promoting fairness in our financial markets and to advance fiscally responsible policies that allow our state to make the investments in people and infrastructure that California needs to prosper in the 21st century.”

He is a graduate of Harvard University and is a Coro Foundation Fellow. He served from 1975 to 1983 in California government, where he focused on affordable housing, urban planning, and public finance.

He entered the private sector in 1984 and, in 1986, formed his own investment and management business.

Angelides has been active in the civic life of his hometown Sacramento and the state for more than three decades. His work includes co-chair of the Sacramento Mayor’s Commission on Education and the City’s Future, and chairman of the California Democratic Party.

Friday’s lecture is scheduled in the Business Development Center room 153 at 4 p.m. A news conference will follow in the Aera Energy room in the Dezember Center. For more information, please contact Lowenstein at (661) 664-2157.

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