"Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience."
Robert W. Vivian - Advisor of the Year - 1993
Department of Journalism
"Bob was a vital contributor to my college education. He went above and beyond the call of duty in his advising role. Bob approached each of my visits with enthusiasm, dedication, and professionalism. He was consistently accessible for advising and always seemed to know the correct tact to help me reach my educational and professional goals.
Not only did Bob provide a sound infrastructure from which to base my college education, he also instilled in me the importance of life-long learning and growth.
I never have met a person with a better combination of talents than Bob. His people skills are tremendous. He is warm, friendly, sensitive and has an excellent sense of humor. Bob possesses a genuine desire to be of assistance to his advisees."
- Kristin Campbell Ogne
Class of 1987
"More than just a professor, Bob has become known as a caring, warm advisor to scores of students. When I met Bob, I was impressed with how easy it was to talk to him. Bob puts students at ease even during the most stressful times. . . He isn't a professor held up on a pedestal. Instead, Bob is someone who is always there for the students, and he truly cares about them."<
-- Colleen Jang
"His knowledge of the coursework needed for a career in public relations extends beyond the college catalog to trends and changes that continue to take place in the field. He is not only concerned about the need for the public relations option to keep up with these trends, he is actively committed to making these changes happen. As the faculty advisor for the Chico Chapter of IABC (International Association of Business Communicators), he is instrumental in the development of many students, not just his advisees, in the College of Communications. He is well known and respected among his colleagues and the students at Chico State."
-- Cindi Brown