New Boards Named to Guide
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
by Dave Reid
from Dateline (September 11, 2003)
A 12-member advisory board and a 10-member
faculty advisory council have been named for the Tucker Wildlife
Sanctuary, a 12-acre nature preserve in Modjeska Canyon operated
by Cal State Fullerton.
The board, which includes several community
members, will provide guidance on facility policy and operations,
while the faculty council will deal with matters concerning the
use of the sanctuary for academic research and educational purposes,
according to Kolf Jayaweera, dean of the College of Natural Sciences
and Mathematics, which oversees the facility.
Charles W. Buck, member of the Sierra Club and
former associate vice president for student affairs, will chair
the advisory board.
He will be joined by Cathy Glasgow, Oak Canyon
Nature Center recreation supervisor; Bob Hunt, president of Sensor
Development Inc.; Ginny Mc-Vickar, Riley Wilderness Park senior
ranger; and Kris Ohlenkamp, member of the Audubon Society; as well
as Bill Dickerson, executive director of CSUF Foundation; Greg Dyment,
director of the Fullerton Arboretum; John Foster, chair and professor
of geological sciences; Anne Houtman, associate professor of biological
science; Eugene Jones, chair and professor of biological science;
Richard Lodyga, director of the university’s
science education program; and Sue Parman, chair and professor of
In addition to Houtman and Jones, members of
the faculty council are Gaylen Carlson, professor of geological
sciences; Cora Granata, assistant professor of history; William
Hoese, assistant professor of biological science; Steven James,
assistant professor of anthropology; W. Richard Laton, assistant
professor of geological sciences; Stewart Long, chair and professor
of economics; Darren Sandquist, assistant professor of biological
science and Allan Schoenherr of Fullerton College.
Ex officio members of each panel are Jayaweera,
Karon Cornell, director of the sanctuary, and Birkin Newell, onsite
manager. Cornell and Newell were appointed this summer.
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, which has been operated
by Cal State Fullerton for more than 30 years, reopened Sept. 1
with tours for community and campus members. Late last month, the
sanctuary opened its doors on two special evenings when hundreds
of visitors – using university telescopes – were able
to view the planet Mars as it passed the closest to Earth in the
last 60,000 years.
At the sanctuary, “attendance is high,
donations are solid, purchases are being made in the gift shop,
and so many people are impressed and happy about the facility being
open and in good shape,” noted Newell.
“New people are coming out that did not
know about the place, and visitors love the new revisions and security
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