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San Diego State Names College After Stephen Weber

Gala guest Stephen Weber, SDSU President Emeritus, at KPBS Celebrates! on Saturday, January 11, 2014 in San Diego.  Dr. and Mrs. Weber were celebrated as the KPBS Hall of Fame-Visionary inductees.
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Gala guest Stephen Weber, SDSU President Emeritus, at KPBS Celebrates! on Saturday, January 11, 2014 in San Diego. Dr. and Mrs. Weber were celebrated as the KPBS Hall of Fame-Visionary inductees.

San Diego State University announced Monday that its Honors College has been named after former school President Stephen Weber and his late wife, Susan.

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.

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