California Museum Board of Trustees issues statement on the passing of Bonnie Reiss
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — April 3, 2018: The California Museum Board of Trustees Chair Richard S. Costigan III issued the following statement today on the passing of Board Member Bonnie Reiss:
The California Museum Board and staff are saddened by the news that Board member Bonnie Reiss passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer.
An accomplished attorney, public accountant and political strategist, Bonnie was a force for good in the public and private sectors for over 30 years. She helped launch the USC Schwarzenegger Institute on State and Global Policy, where she was Global Director, as well as two other nonprofits.
She served on the University of California Board of Regents, the University of Miami President’s Council and the California State Board of Education. She also served as California Secretary of Education and as Senior Advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Bonnie was a tireless champion of children, education, the environment and political reform. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her, and we send our sincerest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.
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