James L. Gaudino Timeline

James L. Gaudino Timeline


June 5, 1949
Born in Napa, California, to Peter and Lerneda Gaudino

June 1964
Earned Eagle Scout Badge from Boy Scout Troop 85

December 1966
Honored for football prowess and scholastic achievement as a senior by the Northern California Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame

June 1967
Graduated from Napa High School

June 1972
Earned BS degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant from the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

May 1976
Obtained MS in Management from Troy University, Troy, Alabama

May 1988
Awarded PhD in Communications from Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, Michigan; hired as assistant professor in the Department of Advertising at MSU

Served as executive director of the National Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

September 2003
Hired as founding dean of the College of Communication and Information, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

January 2009
Became 14th president of Central Washington University

October 2011
Opening of $19.2 million Hogue Hall expansion

April 2012
Opening of renovated Hogue Hall main building

September 2012
Opening of $37 million Barto Hall, a new 368-bed residence hall for students

December 2015
Completion of a comprehensive overhaul and updating of campus information systems at CWU

September 2016
Opening of $64 million Discovery Hall (originally called Science II)

July 2017
CWU transitions to a new budget management system

September 2018
Opening of $61 million Samuelson Hall

September 2018
Renovations of Lind and Bouillon halls, Tomlinson Stadium, and Recreation Complex

September 2019
Opening of $48 million Dugmore Hall, a new 402-bed residence hall for students, and Northside Commons dining facility

June 2021
Officially stepped down from his position as President on June 6, 2021

January 2022
Opening of $60 million Health Sciences Building

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