The University Foundation

The Board

Meet the 2021–22 University Foundation Board officers, members, ex-officio members, and representatives.


david hodson

David Hodson, '90, '92

Director of Engineering, Google

chuck nelsen

Chuck Nelsen, '89

Vice Chair
Director, Merrill Lynch

stuart casillas

Stuart Casillas, '96

Past Chair
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


joyce densmore-thomas

Joyce Densmore-Thomas, '82

Retired Teacher, Administrator and Professional Development Leader

michael franson

Michael Franson, '77

Senior Advisor, Morning Glory Capital, LLC

Robin Gayle

Robin Gayle, PhD, MFT, '80

Professor and Psychotherapist, Dominican University of California

jay gilbert

Jay Gilbert '69

Vice President, A.L. Gilbert Company President, Oakdale Feed and Seed Company Director, Oak Valley Community Bank

Tom Giustina

Retired, Dermatologist, The Permanente Medical Group

David Heinsen '91

VP of Finance, Technology Development & Manufacturing, Intel Corporation

jon krabbenschmidt

Jon Krabbenschmidt '76

Partner, Novogradac & Company

Tom Martin

Tom Martin, '66

Retired President & CEO, Durham Pump, Inc.

Marcia Moore

Marcia Moore, MD

Cardiologist & Former Chair, Department of Medicine, Enloe Medical Center Past President, Western States Affiliate, American Heart Association

john morrell

John Morrell, '81

Chair of Board of Trustees, San Diego History Center Chairman Emeritus, Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP

Dennis Murphy, '94

CEO, Hayden Homes, LLC, Principle DCM, Oregon2, LLC, Owner/Winemaker, Caprio Cellars

Chris Nichols '69

Retired Guidance Counselor and Teacher, Pleasant Valley High School

Matt Ober '07

Chief Data Scientist at Third Point LLC

Cathy Pleasant


mike prime

Mike Prime


marilyn rees

Marilyn Rees '81 '82 '00

Lecturer, School of Education, CSU Chico Administrator, Chico Unified School District

Darryl Schoen

Darryl Schoen, '77

President, Manufacturers Financing Services

dave scotto

David Scotto '89

SVP Organizational Performance, Learning and Development, Sedgwick


doug guerrero

Doug Guerrero

Retired Vice President of Sales & Marketing Cemex

Bob Kittredge '69

Retired Managing Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

Paul McCreary '92

Special Advisor, Management Partners

glen thomas

Glen Thomas, '83


Ex-Officio Members

Ahmad Boura

Ahmad Boura

Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the University Foundation

Gayle Hutchinson

Gayle Hutchinson

President, California State University, Chico

ann sherman

Ann Sherman

Vice President for Business and Finance and CFO of the University Foundation

Debra Larson

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs



Dave Alexander

Faculty Representative
Faculty, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Department, CSU, Chico

Malik Duffy

Student Representative