The University Foundation

The Board

Meet the 2022–23 University Foundation Board officers, members, ex-officio members, and representatives.


chuck nelsen

Chuck Nelsen, '89

Startup Investor and Consultant

cathy pleasant

Cathy Pleasant

Vice Chair
Retired President, Shelburne Road, Inc.

david hodson

David Hodson, '90, '92

Past Chair
Director of Engineering, Google


Stuart Casillas, '96

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

joyce densmore-thomas

Joyce Densmore-Thomas, '82

Retired Teacher, Administrator and Professional Development Leader

Gayle Dilley '86

Gayle Dilley, '86

President, Mark & Carolyn Guidry Foundation

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

David Hufford '93

General Manager of Communications, Microsoft

Olena Lacy '74

Olena Lacy '74

Retired Assistant Secretary, US Department of Labor, and Employee Benefits Security Administration

john morrell

John Morrell, '81

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

Chris Nichols '69

Retired Guidance Counselor and Teacher, Pleasant Valley High School

Matt Ober '07

Chief Data Scientist at Third Point LLC

Dr. Earl Reed ' 83, '87

Dr. Thomas "Earl" Reed '83, '87

Retired, Professor of Physical Education, College of DuPage

marilyn rees

Marilyn Rees '81 '82 '00

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

Tim Sauer '91

Proprietor, Saureel Vineyards

Darryl Schoen

Darryl Schoen, '77

President, Manufacturers Financing Services

dave scotto

David Scotto '89

SVP Organizational Performance, Learning and Development, Sedgwick

braydan young

Braydan Young '09

Co-Founder & Head of Growth, Sendoso 


doug guerrero

Doug Guerrero

Retired Vice President of Sales & Marketing Cemex

Bob Kittredge '69

Retired Managing Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

Michael Prime

Founder, OPTION CARE Home IV Services

glen thomas

Glen Thomas, '83


Nicholas Webber, '76

Retired Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

Ex-Officio Members

Ahmad Boura

Ahmad Boura

Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the University Foundation

Steve Perez

Steve Perez

President, California State University, Chico

Jamie Clyde

Jamie Clyde

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

Leslie Cornick

Leslie Cornick

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Cynthia Daley

Cynthia Daley

Faculty Representative
College of Agriculture

Kate Minderhoud '23

Kate Minderhoud '23

Student Representative