President Joseph I. Castro has appointed two Fresno State alumni to advisory boards at the University.
Jan L. Kahn will join the University Advisory Board, a panel of community members who provide advice to Castro on improvement and development of the University. Kahn is a founding partner in the law firm of Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP. The firm has offices in Hanford and Sacramento.
Kahn’s areas of practice include agricultural law, land and water resource issues, business transactions, eminent domain and employment and labor law.
Kahn earned a degree in social sciences in 1969 from Fresno State and a Juris Doctorate at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He is a member of the board of trustees of the San Joaquin College of Law and the College of Sequoias Community Advisory Committee, and a member of the board of directors of the ALLY Foundation.
Sarah Clark Woolf will join the Fresno State Agricultural Foundation Board. Woolf is president of Water Wise, a water management company for farmers in the San Joaquin Valley. She is also a partner and active member of the family business, Clark Bros., which is engaged in farming, land leveling, heavy construction and rental properties.
Woolf and her husband participate in over 30,000 acres of farming operations in Westlands Water District, Fresno Irrigation District and many other smaller water districts throughout the state. She is a director on the board of Westlands Water District.
Woolf, a native of Dos Palos, earned a degree in agricultural business from Fresno State in 1993. She previously worked in produce sales and served as district director and chief of staff for Rep. Calvin Dooley. She also worked in public relations and as a community outreach consultant for Westlands Water District.
“These two distinguished Fresno State alums, who have significant expertise regarding agriculture and the Central Valley, will be valuable partners in further strengthening our campus programs and ties to the community,” Castro said.