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CSUSM Welcomes 11 New Members to the President's University Council

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) announces eleven new members to the President¿s University Council (UC). Members of the council are regional community and business leaders interested in the development and welfare of the University.Meeting five times annually, the UC advises President Karen Haynes on a number of matters, particularly those affecting University and community relations, and meeting the needs of CSUSM¿s service area. The Council also sponsors the President¿s Annual Report to the Community, held on campus each year in February.President Haynes and UC Chair Julie Norby, principal of Solana Santa Fe Elementary School, welcome the following new members, with terms beginning in fall 2012:Irma Cota, president and CEO, North County Health ServicesFidela Irigoyen, senior vice president and loan team lead, Wells Fargo BankWerner Jacobsen, chair, Convene TeamCami Mattson, director of community relations, Cox CommunicationsGina McBride, chief financial planner, McBride Financial Advisory and Philanthropy ConceptsLori Holt Pfeiler (MBA, ¿99), executive director, San Diego Habitat for HumanityRoberto Ramirez (Liberal Studies, ¿00), owner and president, Mountain Meadow Mushroom Farms, Inc.Annie Russell, associate medical group administrator, Kaiser Permanente San DiegoHolly Smithson, executive vice president, CleanTECH San DiegoVince Stubbs, director of sales, Residence Inn by MarriottHeather Whitley-Quinn, director of human resources and workforce development, ManpowerAbout California State University San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM¿s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.