California State University, Northridge

Summit Speakers

Earl Enzer '83, Co-Chair

Photo of Earl Enzer.Earl Enzer '83 is managing director in the private wealth management area of Goldman Sachs & Co. in Los Angeles. Mr. Enzer is also the chair of the Board of Directors of the Cal State Northridge Foundation and a member of the Dean's Advisory Board of the College of Business and Economics. Mr. Enzer co-chaired the Special Task Force on Engagement.

Hon. Linda Lingle '75, Co-Chair

Photo of the Honorable Linda Lingle.Hon. Linda Lingle '75 is the sixth elected Governor of Hawai'i, the first woman to be governor of the State. She first served the people of Hawai'i in 1980 as a member of the Maui County Council, and went on to complete five two-year terms, three representing the island of Moloka'i. In 1990, she was elected mayor of Maui County and served two full four-year terms. Governor Lingle co-chaired CSUN's Special Task Force on Engagement (2010-11). She received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004.

Dr. Jolene Koester

Photo of CSUN President Dr. Jolene Koester.Dr. Jolene Koester is the fourth president of California State University, Northridge. She began her appointment on July 1, 2000. Dr. Koester serves on the boards of the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, and the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, among others. She is also past chair of the Board of Directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Read the President's full remarks, Reflections on the Future of California State University, Northridge.

Jim Berk

Photo of Jim Berk.Jim Berk '81 is CEO of Participant Media, the leading provider of entertainment which inspires social change. Under Mr. Berk's leadership, Participant has released more than 30 films including Good Night Good Luck, An Inconvenient Truth, The Visitor, The Kite Runner, Charlie Wilson's War and Waiting for Superman. Mr. Berk began his career as a music teacher and then Principal of Alexander Hamilton High School, the youngest principal in the history of the Los Angeles Unified School District.