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Vincent Rojas Honored By CSUB
  April 7, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456,,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138,

Vincent Rojas, president and chief executive officer of Kern Schools Federal Credit Union, has been honored as 2006 recipient of the California State University, Bakersfield President's Medal.

Rojas was presented his medal Wednesday at CSUB's annual President's Associates Dinner at Seven Oaks Country Club.

"It is an honor to present this fine individual with the President's Medal for 2006," said CSUB President Horace Mitchell. "The medal is awarded for leadership, commitment and service to the community. His devotion to advancing education and enhancing the quality of life in Kern County is symbolic of this award."

Prior to becoming president and CEO of Kern Schools Federal Credit Union in April 1989, Rojas served as loan manager, assistant general manager and executive vice president, beginning in 1976.

Rojas was born and raised in Bakersfield and attended Garces Memorial High School. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from St. Mary's College in Moraga. He also attended Western CUNA Management School at Pomona College, CUNA financial management schools I and II at the University of Colorado in Boulder, executive development program, CCUL, Stanford University and the Graduate School of Business.

Rojas has a deep interest in education and serves as a board member for the CSUB Foundation as well as the Bakersfield College Foundation.

Rojas is also heavily involved in community service and organizations. He is an advisory board member for CSUB's School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and is on the board of governors of CSUB's Kegley Institute of Ethics. He also served as past president of the Bakersfield West Rotary Foundation and was past chair for the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. Rojas has been a member of the Credit Union Executive Society since 1978.

He and his wife Linda have two daughters, Ashlee and Angela.