Newark honors visionary leader
Thursday, February 19, 2009-Reprinted from Ohlone College Monitor.
By Nazia Mastan, Staff writer.
Doug Treadway may be an unfamiliar name to Ohlone's newer students, but our college community's former president was a leader in the planning of the eco-friendly Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology. His five-year post as president from 2003 to 2008 encompassed many important decisions that we are seeing enacted now. His legacy is one that is being remembered by Ohlone's Newark campus.
"Dr. Treadway's visionary leadership brought a new consciousness to the project and inspired the college community to look beyond the traditional way of designing a college campus," said Leta Stagnaro, Associate Vice President in charge of the Newark campus.
One such decision that Treadway was a part of was the creation of Newark Campus. This is the reasoning behind Ohlone Newark dedicating a student common area to him; it is a tribute to all the hard work that he contributed to make Ohlone a better place for the community. The common area is called "Doug Treadway Court" and will feature benches and tables as well as grassy areas, which in compila - tion will serve as a courtyard for student leisure. "This courtyard is definitely a nice place to sit and enjoy the beauty of the Newark Campus," Ohlone student Naveen Khan said.
Treadway worked on allocating the money that Ohlone received from the Measure A Bond, which was a fiscal aid of $150 million that Ohlone received in 2002. The Newark Campus and the new Student Services Building on the Fremont Campus, which is currently under construction, are just two of the projects that this bond money was invested in.
The Newark Center opened in January 2008 and the ribbon was cut for the campus in May.
The court is a pertinent and important tribute to a president who promoted the overall value of our two campuses during his tenure here at Ohlone.