Executive Director of Development Hired

For immediate release: 05/16/96

Contact: Margie Yu,

Public Affairs Assistant

(323) 343-3047

Cal State L.A. Welcomes New Executive Director of Development

Los Angeles, CA -- May 16, 1996 -- California State University,
Los Angeles announces the recent appointment of Monrovia resident
Kyle C. Button as Executive Director of Development, effective
April 15, 1996.

Kyle C. Button comes to Cal State L.A. from California State University,
Long Beach where he was promoted from Director of Development
to Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. He has served
as Development Associate for the California Institute of the Arts,
Grants Coordinator for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
and Program Development Associate for the New York State Council
on the Arts. He has also provided consulting services for the
California State University Chancellor's Office, Long Beach Community
Improvement League and the City of Pasadena. He is a current member
of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
and the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE). Button
earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology and English from Colgate
University in 1984 and his master's degree in Public Administration
from New York University in 1988.

In his new capacity, Button will work with the Vice President
for Institutional Advancement to conceptualize, plan and implement
a comprehensive fund raising program designed to generate substantially
increased interest, involvement and support for the University
and its educational, research and community service programs.
He will coordinate prospect research, technical services and the
activities of CSLA development directors.

The University is located at 5151 State University Drive, at the
interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. For more information,
contact Institutional Advancement office at (323) 343-3060.

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