NORTHRIDGE, Calif., May 24 (AScribe Newswire) -- Disney CEO Michael D. Eisner will receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) during its College of Education commencement ceremony on Friday, June 3.
CSUN President Jolene Koester will confer the honorary degree on Eisner from the college that bears his name for his philanthropic leadership, particularly in the areas of education and improving the lives of children throughout the Southern California community.
"Michael Eisner and his wife, Jane, through their foundation, have demonstrated a commitment to education and the belief that all students deserve an opportunity to learn. This goes to the core of what our college of Education strives for," said CSUN President Jolene Koester.
"In addition to his personal commitment, Michael Eisner has built bridges between the worlds of education and entertainment, creating numerous opportunities for collaboration and cooperation. I am delighted that we are honoring such an extraordinary individual," Koester said.
Koester will confer the honorary degree on Eisner during the commencement ceremony for the Michael D. Eisner College of Education at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 3. The ceremony will be held on the lawn of CSUN's University Club, located on the campus near the northwest corner of Nordhoff Street and Zelzah Avenue.
The college was named in Eisner's honor in 2003 after The Eisner Foundation, established by Eisner and his wife Jane, contributed $7 million to CSUN for the establishment of the Center for Teaching and Learning, which provides national leadership in preparing teachers to support the educational and emotional needs of all children in the classroom.
The Eisner Foundation gift provides financial support for the Center for Teaching and Learning and endowed the Eisner Chair in Teaching and Learning, which serves as the center's director.