Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association

Faye L. Anglen


Instructional Media Center
Photography/Graphics Department
Deceased: 2018

Faye Anglen was the first Graphic Artist on campus when she started in this position in 1958. Under her leadership, Chico State’s professionally designed graphics studios grew from the old military barracks to Trinity Hall to the one currently at the Meriam Library. Mrs. Anglen was also the campus' first photographer.

One of her most rewarding contributions was her involvement with students. She developed a major internship program for IMC involving 7-8 students each semester. She was dedicated to sharing her knowledge and providing experience to students to build their portfolios. She developed a major internship program for IMC involving upwards of eight students each semester. Her leadership and supervision guided student designers who as alumni went on to lead the visual identities of Nike, Banana Republic, IBM, and Salesforce, among other major brands.

Mrs. Anglen contributed to the graphic elements produced over the years by IMC whenever required for the many grants and contracts through The University Foundation. Her department was always one of the most congenial service areas on campus. She was a major contributor to the professional shifts on the campus from drafting table and photo labs to computer graphics technologies. In addition to graphic elements Anglen created for Chico State, she also shared her talents with private and public agencies. The logo she designed for the Society for California Archeology is still in use today.

Mrs. Anglen retired from the University in 1992, where she continued volunteering for the Oroville Parks and the Butte County Historical Society, taking particular pleasure in volunteering for the Oroville Chinese Temple. She also enjoyed restoring a 1902-era home she shared with her husband, Mel, traveling together in Europe, Mexico, and Central America, swimming, performances, and lunch groups in Chico and Oroville.

Portrait of Faye L. Anglen