David W. Lantis*

Department of Geography
1957–1991
(*Deceased) 

CSU, Chico Outstanding Professor – 1979.

Developed Geography Department.

Wrote California: Land of Contrast – basic geography text for two decades.

Founder, Northern California Geographic Society.

$2.1 million from estate of Helen and David Lantis, 2004, created an endowed professorship at CSU, Chico.

Countless lectures sharing more than 60,000 travel slides.

“Outstanding American Teacher of Geography”, 1971.