Support CSU Bakersfield Athletics

CSUB Roadrunner Scholarship Fund

  • Champions made in the classroom: Our scholar-athletes are leaders among their peers, having achieved a department GPA of 3.0 or higher in 10 consecutive semesters.
  • Champions made in the community: Our scholar-athletes give back to the community, devoting more than 3,000 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 conference championships, 352 individual WAC honors, 400 Academic All-WAC honors, 65 DI All-American honors, and 30 DII National Championships.
  • As we make the transition to the Big West Conference, we expect this winning tradition to continue, but it's going to require us all to do more than we have in the past. It's going to take 110% commitment from all ‘Runners. 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

  • Joel Andreesen, President
    Attorney with Rodriguez & Associates
  • Jim Darling, Vice President
    President of Jim Darling Public Relations
  • Kamal Bhakta, Membership Chair
  • Barney Storms, Fundraising and Events Chair
  • Michael George, Fund Drive Committee Chair
  • Dixon Kummer, Immediate Past President
    Attorney with Dixon G. Kummer, Attorney at Law


  • Alan Wade, Retired State Farm Executive
  • Barney Storms, Marketing Specialist at KGET, CW, & Telemundo
  • Coby Vance, Director with Cushman & Wakefield Pacific
  • Geoff King, President of Barbich Hooper King Dill Hoffman
  • Greg Bynum, President of Gregory D. Bynum & Associates, Inc.
  • 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
  • Selena Alvarez, Agent at New York Life
  • Naomi Lopez, Owner of Protégé Medical Billing
  • Clarence Hosey, Retired KCSO Law Enforcement Officer
  • Gerrie Kincaid, Retired Assistant Superintendent, Panama Buena Vista School District
  • Ron Duran
  • Michael George, Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing, Innovation, and Advocacy Officer, Valley Strong Credit Union
  • Kevin Gonsalves, Cornerstone Mortgage
  • Ray Watson, Uniglobe Travel

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

CSUB Athletics thanks all of our Roadrunner Scholarship Fund members in 2019-2020. View our donor wall for a complete list of members.

Gift Levels

  • Rowdy: $100+
  • 'Runner: $500+
  • Gameday: $1,000+
  • Blue: $2,500+
  • Gold: $5,000+
  • Varsity: $10,000+
  • Scholarship: $15,000+
  • AD's Circle: $25,000+

The list below shows what benefits are available to you based on various gift amounts. For more information, see the CSUB Roadrunner Scholarship Fund (PDF).

Scholar-Athlete Support/Tax Benefit

  • Support of a CSUB scholar-athlete's educational needs
    Gift amount of $100 or more.
  • Tax deduction*
    Gift amount of $100 or more.
  • Fulfillment of the tuition needs of one (1) student-athlete for one year
    Gift amount of $15,000 or more.


  • Listing on
    Gift amount of $100 or more.
  • Listing in men’s basketball program
    Gift amount of $500 or more.
  • Donor board recognition in Icardo Center
    Gift amount of $5,000 or more.


  • Invitations to special events
    Gift amount of $100 or more.
  • Complimentary baseball parking at Hardt Field**
    Gift amount of $1,000 or more.
  • Pre-game baseball hospitality (Saturdays only)
    Gift amount of $1,000 or more.
  • Men’s basketball hospitality
    Gift amount of $2,500 or more.
  • Invitation to Athletics Director’s Dinner
    Gift amount of $5,000 or more.
  • Honorary coach for one sporting event of choice
    Gift amount of $10,000 or more.
  • Road trip for two with team of choice**
    Gift amount of $25,000 or more.

*Less any good or services received
**Space permitting

"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

Why Invest?

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Office of Athletics Development

Mailing Address

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, California 93311-1099
Chris Asa

Chris Asa

Associate Athletics Director, Development

Phone: (661) 654-3209 Email:
Karen Langston

Karen Langston

Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs & Capital Projects

Phone: (661) 654-6226 Email: