California State University, in July, names Richard E. (Hank) Hendrickson-the former garrison commander of Fort Ord from 1985-1989-the Executive Dean of the planned Monterey Bay campus. Hendrickson, in his role of Director of Operations, Design and Construction at San Jose State University, has already been working on the project part-time for one year, based at San Jose State. Now, while still officially on the payroll of San Jose State, Hendrickson will be the first full-time employee dedicated to the nascent university-while the university is just an idea.

Hendrickson, a native of Illinois, received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from St. Mary's College and a M.A. degree in Management from Central Michigan University. After graduating from high school in 1955 and working as a foundry laborer for one year, Hendrickson enlisted in the U.S. Army. Mr. Hendrickson spent the next 33 years pursuing a military career, which included a wide variety of command and staff assignments, both in the U.S. and overseas-including France, Viet Nam, Iran, and Korea. Hendrickson retired in July 1989 in the grade of Colonel and as the Garrison Commander of Fort Ord.

When asked what it was like to transition from the military to an academic environment, Hendrickson responds: "It wasn't that big of a change. At Fort Ord I was in charge of churches, grounds, schools-anything other than troops. The same type of work is done at a university. There's a chain of command in the military, and there's a chain of command in the university."

Hendrickson chooses Maria Pantoja as Director of Administrative Services. In July and August, the two search for appropriate office space, order office furnishings, computers and fax machines, and establish a budget for the $1 million appropriated by the legislature.

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