Camarillo, Calif., November 27, 2006 – The 2007 Business & Technology Partnership (B&TP) Leadership Dinner, sponsored by the California State University Channel Islands Foundation and Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard, CA.

The B&TP promotes and fosters regional collaboration between the University and Ventura, Santa Barbara, and northern Los Angeles County businesses, and promotes technological excellence among the University’s students, faculty, and staff. Each year, the B&TP honors local business persons and University faculty members, as well as awards scholarships to deserving students.

The B&TP is asking members of the community for nominations for the 2007 Business Community Leader of the Year Award and the 2007 Technologist of the Year Award. Criteria for nominations and forms are available on the University’s Website, Deadline for nominations is December 15.

In addition, the B&TP committee will select its 2007 Faculty Leader of the Year.

Proceeds from the dinner fund scholarships for University students. Last year, five $2,500 scholarships were awarded. This year, five $2,500 scholarships will also be awarded to CSUCI transfer and junior status students.

Sponsors of the B&TP Leadership Dinner include Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Wayne and Barbara Davey, and Logix Development Corp.

For more information or to submit nominations, contact Eva Gomez, University Advancement Coordinator, CSUCI Advancement Office, at 805-437-3271, or visit the B&TP Web site at

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