Fullerton Arboretum honors former dean – Orange County Register

The Fullerton Arboretum on June 17 posthumously honored the late Harry Norman, Cal State Fullerton’s former associate vice president for international programs and dean of University Extended Education.

Norman, who served Cal State Fullerton for 23 years, led efforts to raise more than $4 million to build the arboretum’s Bacon Pavilion and Orange County Agricultural Nikkei Heritage Museum. He also helped develop the Children’s Environmental Education Program, which has served more than 65,000 K-12 students.

Insurance program recognized as global center

Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Insurance Studies – which has grown into the largest and most active insurance program west of the Mississippi, according to its director – has been recognized as a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society.

The designation recognizes colleges with a major or concentration in insurance studies with a clear set of courses and other requirements focused in at least two areas of instruction. Also required is a record of graduates who have found positions in the field, as well as faculty members with education and experience in the field.

“The honor is a recognition of our two decades of work to establish an undergraduate concentration in risk management and insurance in the Department of Finance and in actuarial science in the Department of Mathematics,” said Weili Lu, professor of finance and center director. The school also offers an MBA concentration in RMI and a recently created master of science in financial engineering and risk management.

Business leaders join philanthropic board

Three business leaders have been named to the board of governors of the Cal State Fullerton’s Philanthropic Foundation, a nonprofit that builds and strengthens relations with the community and encourages advocacy, investment in and support of the university.

The new members are:

–Joe Cervantes, executive vice president of operations, R.D….

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