The Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum and the Midsummer Night in the Garden Gala Committee are proud to announce that CSUF’s second president, L. Donald Shields, Ph. D., is the 2014 recipient of the Golden Oak Award in recognition of his personal efforts to establish the Arboretum at CSUF.
From 1970 to 1980, Don served as President and Professor of Chemistry at California State University, Fullerton. His role at the university began as an Appointed Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 1963. Don won the California State Legislature Distinguished Teaching Award, at CSUF in 1966. From 1967 to 1970 he served as CSUF Vice President for Administration and Associate Professor of Chemistry.
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce