Camarillo, Calif., July 8, 2014 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine N. Garvey, J.D., and Scott B. Zolke, J.D., to its Foundation Board. Garvey, 67, is a retired banker and attorney. Zolke, 60, is a Partner with law firm Loeb & Loeb LLP in Los Angeles. Per Foundation Board bylaws, each may serve up to two three-year terms.
“It’s my privilege to welcome Christine and Scott to the Foundation Board,” said CI President Richard R. Rush. “Their experience in education and connections to individuals and organizations supportive of our goals will have a direct impact on our students and the future of this campus. I look forward to seeing what we will accomplish together.”
Garvey is a director on four public company boards (Toll Bros, Prologis, Union Bank and Healthcare Properties) and four not-for-profit boards (iCivics, Habitat for Humanity Southern Santa Barbara County, La Casa de Maria, and the Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles). A graduate of Suffolk Law School, she practiced law for six years before transitioning into banking and real estate. She held senior leadership positions at Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Deutsche Bank before her retirement in 2004. Currently a Santa Barbara resident, Garvey received CI’s 2014 Business and Community Leader of the Year Award at the recent Business & Technology Partnership Leadership Dinner.
Zolke is an attorney specializing in media, entertainment, sports and intellectual property law. He has 25 years of experience representing media companies, particularly those in television and radio, and has negotiated contracts for Rick Dees, Casey Kasem, Rush Limbaugh, Jim Rome, Ryan Seacrest and Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Zolke was a scholar-athlete at Georgia Tech and completed his law degree at the University of Miami. After graduation, he returned to his undergraduate alma mater and spent 10 years applying his knowledge of sports and law in the Georgia Tech Athletics Department. His efforts supported the adoption of new federal mandates and helped initiate funding for women’s sports.
“I’ve always been interested in education, and I’m deeply impressed by what CSU Channel Islands has accomplished in such a short amount of time,” said Garvey. “I’m pleased to play a role in helping the University become more intertwined in our local communities.”
Zolke, who first came into contact with CI several years ago when he served as a guest lecturer, said, “My experience at Georgia Tech was very rewarding and provided an excellent background for this role. I’m excited to reconnect with my roots in higher education. It’s a great opportunity to share my expertise.”
Linda Dullam, Owner of Dullam Nursery, and Harold Edwards, Chief Executive Officer of Limoneira, recently concluded their Board terms. Dullam, who served for a total of nine years, including three years prior to current bylaws, is one of the University’s original supporters. She was instrumental in establishing the President’s Circle group of supporters and the President’s Dinner gala – the University’s largest fundraising event. She remains an active volunteer. Edwards brought Limoneira’s support to the University and provided funding to start programs such as the Institute for Global Economic Research and to renovate CI’s Central Mall. He completed six years and was asked to stay on for a seventh during the Central Mall renovation project.
“I can’t thank Linda and Harold enough for the many ways they’ve contributed to our expansion and success,” said Rush. “Each has been a force for good. The impact of what they’ve done throughout their years of service here will be felt for a very long time.”
The CSU Channel Islands Foundation was established in 1996 to raise private funds to support the University’s strategic agenda, mission and growth. Because state funds alone are not enough, the Foundation is a catalyst and conduit through which gifts and endowment income flow to provide immediate and long-term support of the University. The Foundation also assists the University by creating strong relationships with alumni, friends and partners in the state of California who seek to use their goodwill and influence for the strengthening of CI's mission and goals. For more information, visit http://www.csuci.edu/impact/index.htm.
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