Five Trustees Starting New Terms at UC Riverside

The UC Riverside Foundation is a non-profit corporation established to support the mission of the University, foster and promote private philanthropy, and receive and manage donations.

The UCR sign at the center of campus. Photo by Carlos Puma.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Five people have been elected to new two-year terms on the UCR Foundation Board of Trustees. Their terms began on July 1.

The 50-member volunteer Board of Trustees oversees UCR’s affiliated foundation, receiving and managing the investment of a $110 million endowment that supports the long term strength of UCR’s research programs, colleges, and scholarship funds. Trustees advocate for UCR and advance its mission by seeking and securing private support for all of its programs.

The chair of the board of trustees is currently S. Sue Johnson, a UCR graduate. The chair-elect is Dr. Thomas Haider. The board works closely with the Foundation’s president, Peter Hayashida, who also serves as UCR’s vice chancellor for advancement.

Those elected to the Board of Trustees most recently:

Darin Anderson

Darin Anderson

Darin Anderson

Darin Anderson is chairman and CEO of Salas O’Brien, LLC, a leading engineering and architecture firm designing clean power, energy efficiency, infrastructure and complete facility solutions. Salas O’Brien clients include ATT, Microsoft, Verizon, Starbucks, as well as state university systems, cities, counties and hospitals. He earned his bachelor’s in business administration from UC Riverside in 1989 and was awarded the Dean Thomas L. Broadbent Commencement Award for outstanding male graduate. He earned an M.B.A. at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management. In 2002, he was awarded the Outstanding Young Alumnus award by the UCR Alumni Association in recognition of his professional achievements. He has also led Linc Lighting Electrical, and he has been an executive at national engineering and construction firms, including Kleinfelder. He is a board member for Convoy Technologies, Gutierrez & Anderson and Bridge Equity Partners. He serves as the chairman of the Deans Advisory Council at the UC Riverside School of Business and is on the Board of the UCR Alumni Association.

Brian Hawley

Brian Hawley

Brian Hawley

Brian N. Hawley is chairman and chief technical officer of Luminex Software Inc. in Riverside.  Founded in 1994, this privately held company develops distinctive data storage products.  In 2003, Luminex was one of the select few named to both the Inc. Magazine Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast500 as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States.  Luminex received the Spirit of the Entrepreneur award in technology, the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Small Business Eagle award, and was honored as a California Small Business of the Year. Hawley has served on the Riverside’s High Tech Task Force, is past chairman and a founding member of the Riverside Technology CEO Forum, a past chair of the Science Technology Education Partnership, a recipient of the UCR Bourns College of Engineering Honored Alumni Award, serves on the UCR School of Business Administration Deans Advisory council, and is immediate past chair of the Board for the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. Hawley earned his computer science bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UC Riverside.

Wing Lau

Wing Lau

Wing Lau

Wing Lau is the Chief Financial Officer for Landtec North America, Inc. in Colton. He earned a master’s in taxation from California State University, Fullerton. He has been a partner in several accounting firms, including Ahern Adcock Devlin and Soren McAdam Bartelli. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. He has also been active in the Estate Planning Council of San Bernardino County and Riverside County. He has served on the board of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and the dean’s advisory board at California State University, San Bernardino.

Agenor Mafra-Neto

Agenor Mafra-Neto

Agenor Mafra-Neto

Agenor Mafra-Neto is the founder and chief executive officer of ISCA Technologies, Inc. in Riverside. He earned his doctorate in entomology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is an expert in the fields of insect behavior, chemical ecology and agricultural ecology. He has developed numerous tools to monitor and suppress insect pests and has broad experience with insect pest monitoring programs, technology and innovative integrated pest management solutions. As an inventor and co-inventor, he currently holds four patents and has two more pending. Mafra-Neto is the largest shareholder of ISCA Technologies, Inc., and its Brazilian associate company ISCA Technologias, Ltda., both privately held and focused on pest management for the planet that is efficient, safe, sustainable and affordable.

Corky Mizer

Corky Mizer

Corky Mizer

Corky Mizer is founder and president of Corky’s Pest Control in San Marcos.  Since 1967, Mizer has been a pioneer in the pest control industry for his integrated treatment techniques which factor in the uniqueness of the climate and terrain. He has written 11 books on pest control and pest control techniques. He has been an active member of the board of advisors for UCR’s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. He is a member of the boards of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and the Great Friends Foundation.  He also serves as an honorary member of the board of Casa de Amparo, which provides emergency shelter for abused children in San Diego.

See a full list of UCR’s Foundation Board of Trustees at www.ucr.edu/giving/foundation_board.html.

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