Cal State San Bernardino

HOF 2015 recipients

Cheryl R. Brown

Assembly Member Cheryl R. Brown was elected to the state Legislature on Nov. 6, 2012, to represent California's 47th Assembly District. The 47th Assembly District is located in the heart of San Bernardino County and includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy. Brown earned her B.A. in geography from California State University, San Bernardino in 1974.

Prior to election to the legislature, Brown served on the San Bernardino County and City Planning Commissions for 17 years. Her achievements include authoring the first mining ordinance in San Bernardino County and directing Auto Club Speedway through the environmental review process. During her tenure as a commissioner, she was elected president of the California County Planning Commissioners Association.

Gary DuBois, Esq.

After receiving his B.A. in business administration from CSUSB in 1982, Gary DuBois went on to earn a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Following a successful clerkship at the Cherokee Nation's Office of Legal Affairs, Dubois then moved to Washington, D.C., to work on the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs under Sen. John McCain and Sen Ben Nighthorse Campbell, and then segued into being the Morris K. Udall Fellow for the U.S. Senate. He later returned to Washington University, where he earned a master's degree in social work. In 1999, DuBois began working for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, where he is now the director of Cultural Resources Management.

DuBois has been and continues to be very active in student and program development at his alma mater. He works closely with the public history, anthropology, archaeology and world languages departments and programs and has also had, and continues to have, dozens of interns from across the campus hold valuable service learning positions at Pechanga Cultural Resources each academic year.

Mustafa Milbis

Mustafa Milbis serves as the vice president and chief operating officer of Rio Ranch Markets, one of Southern California's fastest growing supermarket chains. Milbis, with the help of his brothers, opened his first neighborhood market in Azusa in 1983. Milbis is very involved in the California Grocers Association and contributes to their annual scholarship program. A strong believer in higher education, Milbis reimburses the cost of college books for his employees who take college classes.

Milbis is an avid supporter of CSUSB's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and serves on its College Development Council. Milbis is married to Beatriz Milbis and the couple lives in Rancho Cucamonga.

Dr. Jamal Nassar

Dr. Jamal Nassar received his BA from Jacksonville University where he met the love of his life, Hanan; they have now been married for over 45 years. Dr. Nassar also attended the University of South Florida where he received his MA and went onto the University of Cincinnati to earn his Ph.D. in Political Science.

Nassar served as a professor at Illinois State University where he climbed the academic ranks and served as Chair of the Political Science Department. While at Illinois State University, Dr. Nassar received a Fulbright Fellowship which brought him back to the West Bank to conduct research. Today, Dr. Nassar is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading expert on the Middle East and on terrorism.

Dr. Jamal Nassar arrived at CSUSB in 2007 and has served as Dean of CSBS ever since. He has been an advocate for the faculty to the University and sought to help faculty pursue their projects and passions which led to expanded horizons for the College and more success for College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Elaine Rosen, Esq.

Elaine Rosen is a mediator and legal consultant based in Redlands. From 1981 to 1999, she practiced family law and juvenile dependency law in the Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Since 1998, she has served as a judge pro tem (temporary judge) in Riverside Superior Court, hearing more than 1,000 juvenile dependency cases. Rosen has been a mediator with the Inland Valleys Justice Center (since 2008), Community Action Partnership (since 2006), and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (since 1991).

At CSUSB, Rosen previously served as the chair (for more than three years) and vice chair on the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Development Council. She has been a member of the council for more than eight years. She is also a member of the advisory board for the College of Extended Learning. She received her B.A. in sociology from UCLA in 1975 and a juris doctor from Southwestern University School of Law in 1978.