Thursday, November 05, 2015
PR NEWSWIRE -- “As our grant-making strategy evolves and we focus increasingly on the pipeline to and through Bachelor’s degree completion, Shawn’s dedication to better student outcomes and his deep experience in California higher education will help us do more for the students we serve,” said Julia Lopez, president and CEO of College Futures Foundation. “We are glad to have him as a key member of our team.” Before joining the foundation, Whale was chief of staff to the president of San Francisco State University, where he served as a member of the senior leadership team, facilitated institutional partnerships and advised the president on academic policy, student achievement and strategic planning. Whalen is professor emeritus of Communication Studies at San Francisco State. As a faculty member, he was active in university governance and served three terms as chair of the Academic Senate. He also directed nationally ranked speech and debate programs at two institutions.