May 17, 1999 Vol. III, No. 16

RSVPs Still Sought for May 24 President's Farewell Reception

Memory Book Deadline Drawing Near; Campus Submissions Encouraged

The farewell reception for Cal State Northridge President Blenda J. Wilson (right) and her husband, Louis Fair Jr., is just around the corner-Monday, May 24th.

Campus, community members and friends of the university are invited to the reception, from 4-7p.m. at the University Club. RSVPs for the reception are still being accepted by e- mail to or by telephone to University Relations at (818) 677-5669.

The reception will include a brief program at 5:30 p.m. hosted by CSUN Provost Louanne Kennedy, who will become interim president upon Wilson's departure.

Contributions to the president's memory book are still welcome. Special photographs, notes and mementos are some of the items that have been collected. Submissions should be sent to CSUN University Relations as soon as possible.

In lieu of gifts, reception guests are being asked to make a donation to support CSUN's Presidential Scholars program. Contributions should be made out to the "CSUN Foundation-BJW Presidential Scholars Fund" and be mailed to University Relations, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330-8275.

Due to the number of guests anticipated, parking will be available across the street from the University Club, in Lot P near the Prairie Street School. Directional signs will be posted and staff will be on hand to assist with parking needs.

Wilson-CSUN's third president, who has led the campus since September 1992-is leaving in early June to become the first president and CEO of the Nellie Mae Foundation. The New England-based organization works to promote quality education in that region, particularly for under-served groups.

May 17, 1999

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