Neil KreiselCSU Channel Islands is proud to present the 2019 Robert J. Lagomarsino award to Neil Kreisel. Following a successful career on Wall Street, Neil became the president to one of the largest residential real estate companies in the United States. Upon his retirement, Neil and his wife Beryl moved from New York to Santa Barbara where he taught finance at Santa Barbara City College and served as president of the Santa Barbara City College Foundation. He currently hosts two radio shows on KZSB AM 1290.

Neil believes deeply in higher education and has been instrumental in assisting CSU Channel Islands in growing its regional reputation and presence. As a generous benefactor of the University, he has engaged with CSUCI students in meaningful ways and encouraged the support of others.

Neil has joined CSUCI President Erika Beck in advocating for support of the California State University, CSUCI, and higher education. As a volunteer, he helped the CSUCI Foundation Board to successfully raise funds needed to launch the CSUCI Peer Mentor Ambassador Program. Neil continues to share CSUCI’s story on a regular basis by regularly hosting our faculty, staff, and students on his radio show and is always available to lend his unwavering support when called on. We look forward to honoring Neil at this year’s event.

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