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Committees

Executive Committee

Comprised of the Board and Committee Chairs of each standing committee, the CSULB President, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and Chief Executive Officer serve on this committee which, sets the agenda for Board meetings and reviews proposed revisions to the Bylaws and annual conflict-of-interest reports.

Current Members

  • Scott Apel, Chief Financial Officer
  • Jane Close Conoley, CSULB President
  • Jeff Cook, Interim Chief Executive Officer
  • Kevin Crowe, Chief Operating Officer
  • Patrick Goggin, Audit Committee Chair
  • Jim Gray, Board Chair Emeritus
  • Kathleen Hansen, Finance and Investment Committee Chair
  • Robert Murphy, Board Chair
  • Jim Normandin, Development Committee Chair
  • Christopher Reese, Board Secretary
  • Gary Van Arnam, Board Chair-Elect

Audit Committee

At least two (2) elected Board members but no Corporation officers may serve on this committee. Finance and Investment Committee members may not constitute a majority of the Audit Committee. This committee reviews the plans, scope, and result of the audit engagement with an independent auditor and reports all corresponding information to the Board.

Current Members

  • Patrick Goggin, Audit Committee Chair
  • Robert Schack
  • Jon Storbeck
  • Gary Van Arnam 

Development Committee 

The purpose of the Development Committee is to help CSULB achieve its strategic objectives by expanding the university’s base of philanthropic support, primarily through outreach to alumni, community leaders, and prospective donors. Development Committee members are strong advocates of the university who show their support by attending events, by serving on leadership and advisory committees, and by making CSULB one of their philanthropic priorities.

Current Members

  • Jim Normandin, Development Committee Chair
  • Jeff Cook
  • Kevin Crowe
  • Jireh Deng
  • Marcelle Epley
  • Nelson Farris
  • Linda Haley
  • William Hansen
  • Said S. Hilal
  • Annette Kashiwabara
  • Samuel Keesal
  • Kenneth Miller
  • Robert Murphy
  • Gary Van Arnam

Nominations Committee

At least one (1) elected director, the Board Chair, and the Chief Executive Officer may serve on this committee. This committee screens and nominates qualified persons for election to the Board of Directors.

Current Members

  • Robert Murphy, Board Chair
  • Jeff Cook, Interim Chief Executive Officer
  • Jim Gray, Board Chair Emeritus

Finance and Investment Committee 

At least two (2) elected Board members, the Treasurer, and Chief Operating Officer may serve on this committee. The Audit Committee Chair shall not serve on the Finance and Investment Committee. This committee makes recommendations to the Board regarding investments, endowment spending policies, budget, and risk management.

Current Members:

  • Kathleen Hansen, Finance and Investment Committee Chair
  • Scott Apel
  • Marilyn Bohl
  • Jeff Cook
  • Lea Gerber
  • Robert Murphy
  • Thomas Phelps IV
  • John Shadden
  • Robert Summers
  • Gizelle Verduzco

Gift Acceptance Committee

The Committeee consists of the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and the University's Assistant Vice President, Estate & Gift Planning.  

Current Members:

  • Scott Apel
  • Jeff Cook
  • Kevin Crowe