The third annual Business & Technology Partnership Leadership Dinner, presented by the CSUCI Foundation and Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, is scheduled for April 24, 2007 at the Embassy Suites Hotel Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard. Proceeds from this event provide funds for the prestigious B&TP scholarships for outstanding students majoring in business and technology programs.

Timothy J. Gallagher, publisher, Ventura County Star, has been named the Business & Community Leader of the Year, and Dr. David Banks, director, Center for Asymmetric Warfare at Naval Base Ventura County has been named Technologist of the Year. These awards recognize both an outstanding business leader and technologist from within the University’s area of Ventura County, southern Santa Barbara County and northern Los Angeles County. In addition, William P. Cordeiro, director, Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics at CSU Channel Islands and professor of Management, will be honored as the Faculty Member of the Year.

Five $2,500 student scholarships will be awarded, making these awards among the largest scholarships awarded at CSUCI. Eligible students are chosen from community college transfer students and CSUCI students with junior status or above, in business and technology related majors. In addition to title sponsor, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, sponsors of the B&TP Leadership Dinner include Ron Polanski & Betsy Bourne/Morgan Stanley, Pacific Coast Business Times, Chair of the University’s Foundation Board Wayne Davey and his wife Barbara, Logix Development Corp., and Capistrano’s.

For more information visit or contact Eva Gomez, coordinator of University Advancement, 805-437-3271.

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