Alumnus creates endowed CABNR professorship

Frank Randall

University alumnus Frank Randall and his wife Joan recently established the Frank R. and Joan Randall Endowed Professorship in Natural Resources and Environmental Science for the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.
The Randalls previously created a scholarship fund for CABNR students in 2001 to support undergraduates majoring in conservation biology, natural resources management, or range management. "With the creation of this professorship, the Randall family adds to their legacy in the College to encourage and support those working at Nevada to preserve and steward the environment and our natural resources," said Interim Dean Ron Pardini.
After graduation from Nevada, Frank Randall, Class of '56, worked at Dean Witter & Co. in Reno from 1956 to 1959, before moving to Southern California. Frank has worked as a bank director and as director of an international medical corporation. He is retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve as lieutenant commander.
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Frank first came to Nevada as a teenager, working odd jobs at Lake Tahoe during summer vacations. A long-time member of the University's Southern California Alumni Chapter, Frank was named University Alumnus of the Year in 2005. He served on the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Board of Trustees from 2001-2006 and is now Trustee Emeritus. Frank is an avid hiker and backpacker who enjoys both the mountains and the desert.
He and Joan live in Newport Beach, Calif. Their generosity served as the lead gift in building the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, which opened in 2008.