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

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

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

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 


Debra Cannon '77

Co-Owner, Founder & CEO,

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

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

Stephen Perez

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs



Dave Alexander

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

Taylor Stewart

Student Representative