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News Posted on February 10, 2017

Mark Edwards ’82 Awarded Honorary Doctorate for Work with Foster Youth

Mark Edwards ’82 and his wife, Lori Edwards, will receive Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters from California State University, San Bernardino in recognition of their work on behalf of foster youth through CSUSB’s Renaissance Scholars Educational Opportunity Program.

The couple was also recently named Philanthropists of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for their work with Renaissance Scholars. The program provides emancipated foster youth with educational experiences and a nurturing environment that can afford them the opportunity to obtain a college degree.

“I cannot think of a pair of people more deserving than Mark and Lori Edwards. Their commitment to improving educational outcomes for our Renaissance Scholars is truly transformative and is making a difference in their lives every day,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales in a university press release. “The Edwards achievements demonstrate many of the core values of our community and they represent the California State University system and CSU, San Bernardino with distinction.”

Mark Edwards, a former Managing Editor of the UC Davis Law Review, is vice president of the CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation Board, where he has served since 2007. He is an AV Rated Attorney at the Law Office of Mirau, Edwards, Cannon, Lewin & Tooke in Redlands, where his practice focuses on business and employment law.