Benoit to be Honored by Alma Mater, Cal State San Bernardino

News Release


Dec 05

Benoit to be Honored by Alma Mater, Cal State San Bernardino

CORONA – Supervisor John J. Benoit will be honored by California State University San Bernardino at a dinner benefiting student scholarships at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Eagle Glen Clubhouse in Corona.

When Benoit arrived in the Coachella Valley as Indio CHP Commander in 1988, he held a bachelor’s degree in public safety from California State University, Los Angeles, and had completed some graduate course work while attending the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

In 1991, Benoit entered the CSUSB Masters in Public Administration program, attending evening classes at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, located at that time on the campus of College of the Desert. He graduated in 1993.

“I am humbled to receive this recognition,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “Reflecting on my experience, the education I received at CSUSB helped me in my career with the California Highway Patrol and also prepared me for service in public administration. I am hugely indebted to this university, which has provided enormous benefits to our society.”

“Supervisor Benoit’s life history reflects a deep commitment to outstanding public service,” said Albert Karnig, president of Cal State San Bernardino. “As part of his distinguished career, he has been a dedicated supporter of higher education and CSUSB. We’re pleased to honor him as an extraordinarily successful alumnus who has contributed exceptional service to our state and region.”

San Bernardino County Chief Executive Officer Gregory Devereaux will also be honored at the “Pride and Promise” dinner.

Interested parties are encouraged to contact Crystal Vickery of the Office of the Vice President for University Advancement at 909-537-3013.

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