Support CSU Bakersfield Athletics

"My scholarship allows me to be a part of something that I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to be a part of. It gives me the opportunity to pursue an education while competing at a high level in a sport that I love."

- Aminah Settles, Biology Major, Women’s Soccer

Aminah Settles

CSUB Roadrunner Scholarship Fund

To provide the maximum allowable financial support to talented and worthy scholar-athletes in a wide variety of sports.

  • Champions made in the classroom: Our scholar-athletes are leaders among their peers, having a higher grade point average and graduating at a higher rate compared to the entire CSUB student body.
  • Champions made in the community: Our scholar-athletes give back to the community, devoting thousands of hours to community service projects throughout Kern County last year.
  • Champions made in competition: Our scholar-athletes have a proud history of winning, with 7 WAC championships, 352 individual WAC honors, 400 Academic All-WAC honors, 65 DI All-American honors, and 30 DII National Championships.
  • Currently, we offer about half of the scholarships the NCAA allows us to award. We need your support to close the gap. With your contribution, you can make a difference in the lives of CSUB scholar-athletes, helping them succeed in the classroom, give back to the community, and elevate our standings in competition.

Executive Committee

  • Dixon Kummer, President
    Attorney with Dixon G. Kummer, Attorney at Law
  • Joel Andreesen, Vice President
    Attorney with Rodriguez & Associates
  • Kelli Davis, Membership Chair
    Agent at State Farm Insurance
  • Jon-Lee Hawarden, Fundraising and Events Chair
    Manager of Business Development at Emser Tile


  • Alan Wade, Retired State Farm Executive
  • Barney Storms, Marketing Specialist at KGET, CW, & Telemundo
  • Coby Vance, Director with Cushman & Wakefield Pacific
  • Don Bynum, Vice President of Marketing with Gregory D. Bynum & Associates, Inc.
  • Geoff King, President of Barbich Hooper King Dill Hoffman
  • Greg Bynum, President of Gregory D. Bynum & Associates, Inc.
  • Jeannine Johnson, CEO of It’s YOUR Party Event Services
  • Jesse Valencia, Vice President & Relationship Manager at Citizens Business Bank
  • Jim Darling, President of Jim Darling Public Relations
  • Joseph Coutts
  • Kamal Bhakta, Director of Operations at Capstone Partners
  • Mike Mazzei, COO of Kern Ice & Cold Storage
  • Patrick Wade, Owner & CEO of Precision Pharmacies, LLC
  • Robin Rossi, Mortgage Lender with San Joaquin Mortgage
  • Russ Johnson, President of Safety Network Traffic Control Services, Inc.
  • Selena Alvarez, Agent at New York Life
  • Dr. Valerie Civelli-Caudillo, Peripheral Vascular Disease Program Coordinator at Centric Health

Past Presidents

  • Coby Vance, 2015–2017
  • Derek Holdsworth, 2013–2015
  • Alan Wade, 2010–2013
  • Robert Reed, 2008–2010
  • Scott Hair, 2006–2008
  • Tony Tarango, 2005–2006
  • Janice Zaninovich, 2004–2005
  • Roger Fessler, 2002–2004
  • Kevin Small, 2000–2002
  • John Petrini, 1998–2000
  • Karen DeWalt, 1996–1998
  • Mike Neal, 1994–1996
  • Mel Atkinson, 1992–1994
  • Ken Vaughan, 1988–1992
  • Rachel Games, 1986–1988
  • Dick Foster, 1984–1986
  • Bill Zingg, 1982–1984
  • Cal Peterson, 1980–1982
  • Don Edmonston, 1978–1980
  • Jim Sughrue, 1976–1978
  • Dick Frasch, 1972–1976
  • Ken Pratt, 1971–1972

Why Invest?

Why Invest?

Office of Athletics Development

Mailing Address

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, California 93311-1099
Josiah Castro

Josiah Castro

Assistant Athletics Director, Development

Phone: (661) 654-3209 Email:
Erin Mykleby

Erin Mykleby

Athletics Annual Fund Coordinator

Phone: (661) 654-2138 Email:
Jayssielisa Haynes

Jayssielisa Haynes

Athletics Development Intern

Phone: (661) 654-3209 Email: