published on February 15, 2016 - 6:55 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
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Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro has made two new appointments to the university’s advisory boards.


Jan. L Kahn will join the University Advisory Board, which advises Castro on improvement and development at the university.

An alum of Fresno State, Kahn is a founding partner in the law firm of Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP. His area of practice includes agricultural law, land and water resource issues, business transactions, eminent domain 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 also join the Fresno State Agricultural Foundation Board. President of water management firm Water Wise, Woolf is also a partner and active member of the family business Clark Bros.

Woolf and her husband participate in more than 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.

A native of Dos Palos, Woolf 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.


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