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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1991
Because John Seymour has been appointed to fill the vacated Senate chair by Gov. Pete Wilson, The Times has reviewed his past activities (Part A, May 26-27). Seymour has given unwavering and strong support to the higher education needs of Orange County folks. I know, because I was president of Cal State Fullerton from 1981 to 1990. Over those years I have asked his advice and sought his help in Sacramento with legislative matters on behalf of the university. Whether it was a budget item with reference to our new student residential complex, a new science building or an intricate government committee matter, he always came through with an aggressive and positive response.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Recalling her own undergraduate years, former Cal State Fullerton President Jewel Plummer Cobb found it somewhat ironic Wednesday that the school's residence hall was being named in her honor. "I graduated from high school in 1941, and I recall the excitement when I received my letter of acceptance from the University of Michigan and learned I was going to live in university housing," Cobb recalled.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1989
Jewel Plummer Cobb was given an honorary doctor of laws degree for her advocacy on behalf of women and minorities in a ceremony Sunday at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. Cobb, the first black woman president of a major public university in the western United States, has presided over Cal State Fullerton and its 24,000 students since 1981. Before taking over at CSUF, Cobb was dean of Douglass College at Rutgers University. Cobb, 65, was honored for her civic work, as a member of corporate and foundation boards, and for her efforts to assist women and minorities in scientific fields.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1991
Because John Seymour has been appointed to fill the vacated Senate chair by Gov. Pete Wilson, The Times has reviewed his past activities (Part A, May 26-27). Seymour has given unwavering and strong support to the higher education needs of Orange County folks. I know, because I was president of Cal State Fullerton from 1981 to 1990. Over those years I have asked his advice and sought his help in Sacramento with legislative matters on behalf of the university. Whether it was a budget item with reference to our new student residential complex, a new science building or an intricate government committee matter, he always came through with an aggressive and positive response.
NEWS
June 7, 1990 | PAMELA MARIN, Pamela Marin is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
Jewel kept her cool. Through a long cocktail hour of hugs and kisses and flashing strobes. Through a dinner she barely had a chance to eat for all the table-hoppers stopping by to chat. And through the speeches--more than 20 of them, lasting more than an hour. Her voice didn't crack once when it was her turn at the podium. On Sunday at the Disneyland Hotel, Cal State Fullerton President Jewel Plummer Cobb told the nearly 600 guests attending her retirement banquet: "I have had a ball."
SPORTS
February 24, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD
A Cal State Fullerton faculty group has sent a set of questions to university President Jewel Plummer Cobb about whether the school should continue its Division I football program, according to a source at the university. The Academic Senate, an advisory group, has asked Cobb to respond within two weeks to 19 questions, ranging from the program's financial feasibility to the possibility of moving it to Division II or III to the impact of not having a football team to play in the planned $10.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1990 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Resplendent in academic regalia, Cal State Fullerton President Jewel Plummer Cobb smiled often as she shook hands with graduates during Saturday's commencement. Yet it was a moment of some sadness for Cobb, who is retiring after nine years at the helm of the university--a period marked by unprecedented growth in enrollment, prestige and construction. Cobb, 65, the first black woman to head a major public university in the western United States, will step down July 31.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Recalling her own undergraduate years, former Cal State Fullerton President Jewel Plummer Cobb found it somewhat ironic Wednesday that the school's residence hall was being named in her honor. "I graduated from high school in 1941, and I recall the excitement when I received my letter of acceptance from the University of Michigan and learned I was going to live in university housing," Cobb recalled.
NEWS
October 27, 1989 | JEAN DAVIDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jewel Plummer Cobb, who has been president of Cal State Fullerton during eight years of unrivaled growth in enrollment, prestige and building construction, announced Thursday that she will retire. Cobb, who recently turned 65, said she will step down on July 31 to relax and pursue scientific research that has been neglected during her tenure as president, as well as work on national educational issues.
NEWS
July 28, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she took over as president of Cal State Fullerton in October, 1981, Jewel Plummer Cobb found herself one of the few women and the only member of a minority in the top ranks of the university's administrators. She also discovered crowded buildings, no campus housing for students, no women's studies program, few women and minority faculty members, and little minority or community outreach and fund-raising efforts.
NEWS
July 28, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she took over as president of Cal State Fullerton in October, 1981, Jewel Plummer Cobb found herself one of the few women and the only member of a minority in the top ranks of the university's administrators. She also discovered crowded buildings, no campus housing for students, no women's studies program, few women and minority faculty members, and little minority or community outreach and fund-raising efforts.
NEWS
June 7, 1990 | PAMELA MARIN, Pamela Marin is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
Jewel kept her cool. Through a long cocktail hour of hugs and kisses and flashing strobes. Through a dinner she barely had a chance to eat for all the table-hoppers stopping by to chat. And through the speeches--more than 20 of them, lasting more than an hour. Her voice didn't crack once when it was her turn at the podium. On Sunday at the Disneyland Hotel, Cal State Fullerton President Jewel Plummer Cobb told the nearly 600 guests attending her retirement banquet: "I have had a ball."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1990 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Resplendent in academic regalia, Cal State Fullerton President Jewel Plummer Cobb smiled often as she shook hands with graduates during Saturday's commencement. Yet it was a moment of some sadness for Cobb, who is retiring after nine years at the helm of the university--a period marked by unprecedented growth in enrollment, prestige and construction. Cobb, 65, the first black woman to head a major public university in the western United States, will step down July 31.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of Cal State Bakersfield and top academic administrators at three other California colleges are the four finalists competing to be president of Orange County's largest university. Seeking the top job at Cal State Fullerton is educator Tomas A. Arciniega, president of the Bakersfield campus and widely regarded as an up-and-coming Latino administrator. Also seeking the Fullerton position are: mathematician Milton A.
SPORTS
April 6, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Fullerton President Jewel Plummer Cobb has given the Titans' football program a ringing endorsement in response to a faculty group's questions about the viability of Division I-A football at the school.
SPORTS
February 24, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD
A Cal State Fullerton faculty group has sent a set of questions to university President Jewel Plummer Cobb about whether the school should continue its Division I football program, according to a source at the university. The Academic Senate, an advisory group, has asked Cobb to respond within two weeks to 19 questions, ranging from the program's financial feasibility to the possibility of moving it to Division II or III to the impact of not having a football team to play in the planned $10.
NEWS
May 28, 1988 | LAEL MORGAN, Lael Morgan is a free-lance writer whose work has appeared previously in The Times
When Jewel Plummer Cobb became president of Cal State Fullerton seven years ago, she likened the job to "walking through a forest where there are lovely trees and nice flowers and (where) every now and then you step on a land mine." Today, the mines are still there, but she has become considerably more adept at avoiding them. However, because of what Faculty Senate Chairman Julian Doster tactfully calls Cobb's "natural disadvantages," she didn't develop such dexterity overnight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of Cal State Bakersfield and top academic administrators at three other California colleges are the four finalists competing to be president of Orange County's largest university. Seeking the top job at Cal State Fullerton is educator Tomas A. Arciniega, president of the Bakersfield campus and widely regarded as an up-and-coming Latino administrator. Also seeking the Fullerton position are: mathematician Milton A.
NEWS
October 27, 1989 | JEAN DAVIDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jewel Plummer Cobb, who has been president of Cal State Fullerton during eight years of unrivaled growth in enrollment, prestige and building construction, announced Thursday that she will retire. Cobb, who recently turned 65, said she will step down on July 31 to relax and pursue scientific research that has been neglected during her tenure as president, as well as work on national educational issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1989
Jewel Plummer Cobb was given an honorary doctor of laws degree for her advocacy on behalf of women and minorities in a ceremony Sunday at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. Cobb, the first black woman president of a major public university in the western United States, has presided over Cal State Fullerton and its 24,000 students since 1981. Before taking over at CSUF, Cobb was dean of Douglass College at Rutgers University. Cobb, 65, was honored for her civic work, as a member of corporate and foundation boards, and for her efforts to assist women and minorities in scientific fields.
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