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Honor planned for Ohlone College's former president

By Linh Tat, The Argus.

Thursday, July 10, 2008—Reprinted from Inside Bay Area.

Fremont—Doug Treadway, who recently retired as president of Ohlone College, may have left the school, but he won't soon be forgotten.

The college, which operates campuses in Fremont and Newark, plans to name a common area at the 6-month-old Newark site the "Dr. Doug Treadway Courtyard" to honor the man who spent five years heading the institution.

During his tenure, the Newark site developed from a mere vision to an 80-plus-acre campus.

The decision to name the courtyard for Treadway, who retired last month, received unanimous support from the college's board of trustees and support from the College Council, which is made up of individuals representing faculty, staff and students.

Treadway could not be reached for comment Thursday.

The college's new president is Gari Browning, who started July 1.

During Wednesday's board meeting, Trustee Bill McMillin asked the college's staff to consider naming other parts of the college after three other individuals: former trustees Dan Archer and Ruthe Foster, and former college President/Superintendent Floyd Hogue.

Archer and Foster served on the board for at least two decades each before retiring, and Hogue was the college's top administrator from 1994 to 2003.

They all were serving the college when the $150 million Measure A bond passed in 2002. The bond provided funds for the Newark campus and other projects, such as the student services building under construction on the Fremont campus.

"They left before the Newark campus was opened, but they were highly involved in planning for the college," McMillin said.

"Since they were involved in the planning and passing of the bond, they deserve the recognition for their significant part in it as much as Doug (Treadway) does for completing the plans," he added.

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