Passing of Antreen Pfau

From CSUSB’s Office of Public Affairs:

“Antreen Pfau, wife of Cal State San Bernardino’s founding president (and the library’s namesake), Dr. John M. Pfau, died Wednesday at the couple’s home in Napa, California. She was 93. The flag on campus has been lowered to half-staff in her memory.

“A graduate of the University of Chicago, Antreen Pfau traveled to Southern California with her husband in the early 1960s, when the couple came to establish the newest state college campus. California State College at San Bernardino officially opened its doors in 1965. Involved in community service, Antreen also was a member of the first Faculty Wives Club on campus. She and her husband retired from service to CSUSB in 1982.

“Just three years ago, in 2008, a scholarship and book fund was established in the name of John Pfau, a gift that rose from the family’s firm belief in the power of education.

“Besides her husband, Antreen is survived by her daughters, Elly and Madelaine, as well as Madelaine’s husband, Charles Jones. No memorial service will be held. More details on condolences or donations will be shared as they are available.”

Update: there is an exhibit in memory of Antreen Pfau on the library’s first floor, between the elevators.

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