For more than half a century, Leslie Cromwell has played an intricate role in creating and developing the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology. For his first 30 years at Cal State L.A., Leslie served as the both dean and professor for the top-ranked College. read more
Joseph A. Bailey II, M.D.
Joseph A. Bailey II, M.D., understands the value of education and hard work. As a young man in the South, he worked four jobs to save for college. It is no surprise that Dr. Bailey has found a connection with Cal State L.A. and our students, most of whom work at least 30 hours weekly. read more
Ann and Al Jicha
Al and Ann Jicha know firsthand that "education is the road to a successful, fruitful life." For this reason, as well as the inspiration provided by a former dean, the couple established the Al and Ann Jicha Endowed Scholarship Fund at Cal State L.A.—though neither are alumni. read more
When he retired as associate dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Cal State L.A. after 23 years, Bob Reeser moved to Nipomo, CA, where he and his partner tend to scores of exotic birds on their breeding farm. This was the retirement he had always wanted. read more
Shirley and Gary Best ’61, MA ’65
Helping others achieve their full potential is what motivates Gary Best ’61, MA ’65. In fact, that’s the very reason he became an educator. After more than 30 years at Cal State L.A. as a student, faculty member and administrator in the University’s Charter College of Education read more