FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — California State University Trustees are set to vote this week on two matters affecting specifically Fresno State- renaming Bulldog Stadium and the school’s library.
The new name of the stadium, if approved, would be Valley Children’s Stadium.
Valley Children’s Healthcare and Fresno State announced a new partnership last August that would provide financial support to the school.
The ten-year agreement is providing more than $1 million per year for operations, scholarships, collaborations for student-athletes, youth programs and “other opportunities” including naming rights of Bulldog Stadium.
"Bulldog Stadium has long been the physical connecting point that proudly brings our Valley community together in celebration and this union of two iconic brands in our region will only help to enhance those opportunities," said Terry Tumey, Director of Athletics, last August.
Trustees are expected to act on the renaming of the library at Fresno State.
This comes after it was discovered former university librarian Henry Madden had Anti-Semitic views.
The library had Madden’s name since 1980, shortly after he died.
Anti-semitic remarks, and others highly critical of Hispanics and Blacks, were discovered in more than 100,000 pages of Madden’s writings, which a team of faculty and students reviewed over the past couple of months.
The CSU Board of Trustees’ committee on institutional advancement is scheduled to convene on Tuesday during the meeting in Long Beach.