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Dr. Robert T. Parry, a nationally known economist and former chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, was the keynote speaker at the first event hosted by the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics at California State University Channel Islands. The reception for this event was hosted by the University Foundation.

At this event, Dr. Parry was named to the Martin V. Smith Endowed Professorship.

The Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics is the first named school at CSUCI. The late Martin V. "Bud" Smith was a well-known builder and philanthropist in Ventura County. His daughters, Lucinda "Cindy" Daley and Vickie Pozzi, attended this special presentation.

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