California State University, San Bernardino’s
(CSUSB) College of Business and Public
Administration has been re-named for Stater
Bros. executive chairman Jack H. Brown, and is
now known as the Jack H. Brown College of
Business and Public Administration.
Brown, who passed away in November,
made a personal pledge of the largest single
cash gift to CSUSB in the history of the college
in June 2016. The gift will support academic
enrichment and student scholarships in the
Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public
Administration, help to attract and retain faculty, facilitate student enrichment, provide for
new programs and supplement research in
“I am very honored and proud to have my
name associated with the College of Business
and Public Administration at CSUSB,” Brown
said at the time, noting that Stater Bros., which
employs nearly 18,000 people, is headquartered
in San Bernardino. “I consider this personal gift
as an investment in the Inland Empire’s future
success which will provide many educational
opportunities for current and future students
at the Jack H. Brown College of Business and
Administration and give them the opportunity
to live their dreams. Education Matters.
“My involvement with CSUSB actually
started before the university was even established when I joined other members of the San
Bernardino Kiwanis Club to plant trees on barren land in order to make it an attractive location for a Cal State campus,” Brown said.
Brown was at the helm of Stater Bros.
Markets for 36 years. When he started with the
company, sales were $475 million, the company
operated 69 stores and had 3,300 employees.
Today sales exceed $4.2 billion and Stater Bros.
has 168 stores.
CSUSB president Tomάs D. Morales called
Brown a visionary “whose generosity will positively impact CSUSB and our students for generations to come. Jack Brown’s name is more
than recognizable; it conveys success, dedication and integrity, and is highly respected
locally, regionally and nationally,” Morales says.