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CSUMB remembers Robert Chapman

Robert Chapman, the spouse of Patricia Tynan Chapman, passed away at home recently. He was 91 years old.

Patricia and Robert Chapman were the lead donors for the Chapman Science Academic Center, a 68,000-square-foot facility the CSUMB College of Science now calls home. The Chapmans, Salinas residents and community leaders donated $2.5 million toward construction costs for the state of the art facility.

Opening in fall 2003, the Chapman Science Academic Center was CSUMB’s first new building since the university’s founding. The structure integrates sustainable materials and is cited as a successful and important first step toward realizing the master plan for the future design of the campus.