A building on the Cal State Northridge campus will be renamed for a pioneering faculty member and dean who died in 1992.
And students at other Cal State campuses say they plan to donate more than $12,000 to CSUN earthquake relief efforts.
Meeting Wednesday in Long Beach, the Board of Trustees of the Cal State system voted to change the name of the north wing of Sierra Hall to Jerome Richfield Hall, honoring the longtime humanities dean who was founder of CSUN's philosophy department.
The request was submitted by CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson based on Richfield's 30-year career at CSUN. He started in 1959 as a faculty member when the campus was called San Fernando Valley State College and retired in 1989 as dean of CSUN's School of Humanities.
Richfield, a Northridge resident, died in October, 1992, from complications of a heart attack. During his CSUN tenure, he worked to revise the curriculum, headed several faculty groups and was an advocate for the liberal arts.