William Hauck

Founding Board Member Campaign for College Opportunity

Bill Hauck served as Chair of the Board of Directors for The Campaign for College Opportunity for seven years. Hauck was President of the Sacramento-based California Business Roundtable, a statewide, nonpartisan organization composed of chief executive officers of California’s leading corporations. The Roundtable is also one of the co-founders of The Campaign for College Opportunity. Hauck was also a founder and member of the Board of Directors of Information for Public Affairs Inc. Doing business under the name State Net, the national information services company headquartered in Sacramento maintains a database of legislation introduced in 50 states and Congress. Along with his partner Jud Clark, Hauck led the company for more than 20 years. After retiring from State Net, Hauck served as chairman of the California Constitution Revision Commission and Deputy Chief of Staff for Gov. Pete Wilson. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief of Staff to Assembly Speakers Bob Moretti and Willie L. Brown Jr. More recently, Hauck served as Co-Chair of Gov. Schwarzeneggers California Performance Review Commission. Hauck served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the California State University. He also previously chaired the Board. Originally appointed by Gov. Wilson, he was reappointed in March 2000 to a second eight-year term by Gov. Gray Davis. He also served as chairman of the Board’s Finance Committee. In addition to his work on the CSU Board of Trustees and The Campaign for College Opportunity, Hauck served on the Board of Directors of Blue Shield of California. Bill was a graduate of San Jose State University and participated in the Coro Foundation Internship in Public Affairs.

In Loving Memory

California Forward Remembers Bill Hauck

Bill Hauck was a man with many hats, but one heart. He had many titles, but one quest. Bill believed that government improves – and can do more to improve – the lives of the citizens it serves.

Jim Mayer, California Forward

In Loving Memory of William Hauck

It is with a truly heavy heart that I share the news that The Campaign for College Opportunity’s co-founder, Bill Hauck, passed away Sunday.

Michele Siqueiros, Campaign for College Opportunity

Farewell to a Towering Californian

A quiet giant in California’s civic affairs passed away last weekend. Bill Hauck, 73, held many important positions.

Loren Kaye, California Foundation for Commerce and Education

CSU Mourns Passing of Trustee William Hauck

The California State University (CSU) mourns the passing of William (Bill) Hauck, one of the longest serving members on the CSU Board of Trustees, an alumnus and an ardent advocate of the CSU.

California State University

Obituary: William Hauck, 73, was influential Capitol insider and CSU trustee

William Hauck, a prominent figure at the state Capitol for decades and a longtime California State University trustee, died Friday after an eight-month battle with brain cancer, friend Rick Brandsma said. He was 73.

Robert Davila, Sacramento Bee

Long-serving Cal State University trustee dies

William Hauck, a prominent business and political figure who served longer than any other member of the California State University Board of Trustees, has died, officials said Tuesday.

Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times

Longtime CSU Trustee William Hauck dies

William Hauck, the longest serving trustee for the California State University system, died Friday at the Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Northern California after an eight-month battle with brain cancer. He was 73.

Josh Dulaney, LA Daily News

Automobile Club of Southern California

In thinking about this special recognition of your many contributions to the people of California, one does not know where to begin or how to prioritize your many accomplishments.

Thomas V. McKernan