I would like to express my deepest sympathies, and those of the entire Cal State Monterey Bay community, to the Antle family upon the untimely passing of Rick Antle.
Rick was both a visionary business leader and a great friend of CSUMB. When we held a discussion of issues surrounding workforce development as part of the 2015-16 President’s Speaker Series, Rick was an ideal choice to provide the local perspective.
As the CEO of Tanimura & Antle, he stressed the importance of meeting the needs of the company’s workers, especially through the development of affordable housing alternatives. Of course, the long-standing support of CSUMB by the Antle and Tanimura families represented another aspect of that commitment, providing the children of farmworkers a greater opportunity to earn a college degree.
Rick was a business leader who looked beyond the bottom line to help build a stronger community. His example will not be forgotten. Our thoughts go out to his mother Sue and all of his family and friends.