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Local hospital President and CEO, Jon Van Boening, appointed as new Vice Chair of the CSUB Foundation Board

Picture of Jon Van BoeningThe office of University Advancement at California State University Bakersfield is proud to announce that Jon Van Boening, President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital and Senior Vice President of Operations for the California central valley service area of Dignity Health, has been appointed as Vice Chair for the CSUB Foundation Board. He will serve a two-year term for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 fiscal years.

Van Boening has served on the Foundation Board since 2008, where his professional and community experience has been essential to its success. He received his Masters of Science Administration degree from CSUB in 1992, and was inducted into the CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame in 2011. Van Boening is a Certified Healthcare Executive with the American College of Healthcare Executives. In 2012, he was honored as the John Brock Community Service Award recipient, selected by the Executive Advisory Council of CSUB’s School of Business and Public Administration. 

Van Boening is also immensely involved in the community and has been for many years. He is a Diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives, member of the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, the Healthcare Roundtable of Chief Executive Officers, member of the National Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society, past President of the United Way of Kern County Governing Board, 25-year member of Bakersfield Downtown Rotary, and a member of the Board of Directors and past President of Bakersfield Country Club.

“CSUB is a major driving force for the future of our community, demonstrated in their partnerships with local industry and business leaders to develop degree programs for hard to fill positions in our community,” said Van Boening.  “The community’s philanthropic support of the University through the CSUB Foundation will continue to support many projects and programs to advance the University forward in the years to come.  I am honored and proud to serve as Vice Chair of the CSUB Foundation, and to further the valuable mission of this organization.”

"Jon VanBoening is a critical thinker who has played a vital role in the Foundation’s work as a board member, and we are excited for him to help lead the CSUB Foundation Board of Directors in what promises to be an exceptional period for both the University and the community,” said David Melendez, Executive Director of the Foundation and Vice President of University Advancement.

The Mission of the California State University, Bakersfield Foundation is to support California State University, Bakersfield by:

  • Advocating for the University to government and to the community,
  • Fundraising for University programs and activities,
  • Managing the finances of the Foundation and the University endowment,
  • Advising the administrations of California State University and California State University, Bakersfield

In his role as Vice Chair of the Board, Van Boening shall: in the absence or inability or refusal of the Chair to act, perform the duties of the Chair and, when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all restrictions imposed upon the Chair; perform such other and further duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the Chair or by the Board of Directors.

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