By Sung Wi | Staff Writer |
As students, we may be familiar with Jack Brown Hall on campus, but we may not be so familiar with who Jack Brown is.
It is home of the College of Business and Public Administration, where departments like computer science and mathematics are located.
According to the CSUSB website, Jack H. Brown Hall opened in 1993. This five story building is named after Jack H. Brown, CEO of Stater Bros. Markets and Doctor of Humane Letters.
It was built in honor of his involvement and support to CSUSB and the surrounding local communities.
He is a passionate person who spends his effort in economics and education.
He is considered a leading business person in Southern California, and he served the supermarket industry for over 60 years.
He was born in July of 1940 and started his career when he was just ten years old.
He started to work in the supermarket industry as a box boy after his father, elder Jack H. Brown a deputy sheriff passed away.
His mother made less than $15 a week and taught young Jack to always work hard so that he could become successful.
After serving in the United States Navy for two years and after graduating from UCLA, he worked for a local grocery market.
And after becoming president and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets, he returned to his hometown of San Bernardino in 1981.
Jack Brown pledged a million dollars to building enhancement in 1992, and thus Jack Brown Hall was completed in 1993.
He instructed as an adjunct professor, appointed by CSUSB, of the College of Business and Public Administration, and also supports employees of Stater Bros. Market with scholarships.
Later he contributed for three scholarships for the University.
The College of Business and Public Administration has produced over 13,000 graduates who work in the economy of California, and is honored to carry his name on the building.