Chabot Gala

The Friends of Chabot College Gala

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: TPC Stonebrae Country Club, Hayward Hills
Benefits: Chabot College Students and Learning Programs

Gala Honorees

Dr. Robert Carlson

Chabot College President Emeritus

Dr. Robert CarlsonDr. Robert Carlson has dedicated 40 years to education, serving as a teacher, student advocate, and president of Chabot College, before retiring in 2008. However, he did not stay retired for long as he was elected to the Hayward Unified School District Board in 2016 and now serves as Board President.

During his illustrious career, Dr. Carlson has been a leader in advancing career technical education programs and economic development in the regions in which he has served: establishing a high-tech advanced manufacturing training center, rebuilding an automotive program in cooperation with the Toyota Corporation, developing a computer drafting and illustration program for disabled students, and establishing a Rural Community College Alliance, now 100 members strong.

Dr. Carlson and his wife Linda, continue to be strong supporters of the Friends of Chabot College. Upon his retirement, they established the Linda and Bob Carlson Classified Professional of the Year Award, the first and only award of its kind for a classified professional in the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. It is presented every year to an outstanding Chabot classified professional in an all-college ceremony.

Mr. Andreas Cluver

Building Trades Council of Alameda County Secretary-Treasurer

Mr. Andreas CluverMr. Andreas Cluver is the Secretary-Treasurer for the Building Trades Council of Alameda County. He has been working for the labor movement for the last 20 years with the Building Trades, as a Prevailing Wage Compliance Officer, and as a representative in Southern Africa for the AFL-CIO. He was also appointed as a Port of Oakland Board Commissioner in 2016 and re-elected First Vice President in July 2019.

Prior to his work with the labor movement, Mr. Cluver worked with a local community group, as a Compliance Officer for the City of Oakland, and as a planning consultant. He also spent two years in Mozambique working as a project manager for a German Aid agency. Mr. Cluver has a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

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