Public Affairs, The California State University

CSU Alumni Council Appoints Lou Monville to the CSU Board of Trustees

The California State University (CSU) Alumni Council has appointed Lou Monville to the California State University Board of Trustees as the Alumni Trustee.  Monville, an alumnus of California State University, San Bernardino, will begin serving a two-year appointment as Alumni Trustee in May.

“The CSU and Cal State San Bernardino have left indelible marks on my entire life,” said Monville.  “To represent the nearly three million people who are proud alumni of the CSU as the Alumni Trustee is a truly special honor.  This is another way for me to give back to the university that makes such an impact on California.”

Monville has served as a member of the CSU Board of Trustees since being appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006 and currently serves as the Board’s Vice Chair, while also chairing the Committee on Collective Bargaining.  In addition to his service as a Trustee, Monville has a long history of service to the CSU and Cal State San Bernardino having served on the CSUSB Alumni Association Board of Directors where he served as president, the CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation Board of Directors and the CSU Alumni Council.  Professionally, Monville holds the position of vice president for Riverside, Calif.-based O’Reilly Public Relations.

“Lou is a long-time advocate and champion for the CSU and higher education in the state,” said Kristin Crellin, president of the CSU Alumni Council.  “His leadership, focus on student success and dedication to the CSU mission are all invaluable assets to the Board.”

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of the 23-campus system.  Under present law there are 25 Trustees (24 voting, one non-voting). Five Trustees are ex officio members: the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Chancellor.  The Alumni Trustee is the only Trustee appointed to the Board without review by the Governor or Legislature.

No Trustee, with the exception of the Chancellor and the Faculty Trustee, receives any salary for his or her service.


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