San Diego State Names College After Stephen Weber
SDSU also announced a $1 million gift to the college by philanthropist Darlene Shiley, which raises the Honors College endowment to $10 million.
"Susan and Stephen Weber's focus on academic excellence transformed San Diego State University, and it is entirely fitting that our new Honors College be named in their honor," said Elliot Hirshman, Stephen Weber's successor as SDSU president. "We are deeply grateful to Darlene Shiley for her generosity and her commitment to our students and the Webers' legacy of excellence."
The Weber Honors College, part of SDSU's Division of Undergraduate Studies, educates 750 high-achieving students in a variety of disciplines. Created during Weber's tenure, the college plans to grow to 1,200 students.
Stephen Weber led SDSU from 1996 to 2011. His wife died last October at the age of 73 from pulmonary fibrosis.