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Celebrating the James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education

Article courtesy Inside CSUSB. Originally published December 2, 2021

For nearly 20 years, Jim and Judy have been steadfast friends and champions of California State University, San Bernardino, and have tirelessly demonstrated their commitment in countless ways and in many roles–

as literacy advocates, philanthropic leaders, campaign chairpersons, foundation and advisory board members, and as benefactors for the arts. And with their transformative $8.4 million gift, their generosity will continue to advance the university and local community, from supporting scholarships to creating new programs to enhancing the existing Watson & Associates Literacy Center. Cal State San Bernardino is honored to name one of its colleges after the couple – the James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education is only the fourth college of education to be named in the California State University system. On behalf of the CSUSB community, we thank Jim and Judy for their service and commitment to higher education, and for helping Cal State San Bernardino define the future.

CSUSB - James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education
- Named 2022

CSUSB - Watson & Associates Literacy Center

- 2004 to Present

CSUSB - 'Eternal Learning' Mural at Watson College of Education
- Unveiled 2023

CSUSB - Judy Rodriguez Watson Collective Art Program Fellowship Fund
- Founded 2023

CSUSB - Judy Rodriguez Watson Public Art Program

- 2010 to Present

  • Art created by CSUSB Art Professors & Students

CSUSB - Philanthropic Foundation Board
- 2004 - 2019

  • Chairman 2012 – 2014

CSUSB - Children’s Fund President’s Circle
- 2013 to Present

CSUSB - President’s Showcase

CSUSB - Foundation Board of Governors
- 2009 - 2014

CSUSB - Presidents Advancement Council
- 2006 - 2009

Tools For Education Committee
- 2003

  • Jim and Judy Co-Chairs
  • J.R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation
    101 Main Street, Suite A
    Seal Beach, CA 90740
    Phone (562) 430-0503 | Fax (562) 493-5860

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