Filanc Construction Makes $100,000 Gift to AGC Chair
The College of Engineering is pleased to announce that J.R. Filanc Construction has made a gift in the amount of $100,000 to support the AGC Chair in Construction Management.
J.R. Filanc Construction and the Filanc family are longtime supporters of construction engineering at SDSU. In the mid 2000s they provided leadership and worked with the College of Engineering to establish a construction engineering program offering degrees in construction engineering. They ultimately made a philanthropic leadership gift and named the J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program. To date, the program has graduated approximately 400 students. Many of the graduates stay and work in the Southern California area.
In 2021 the College of Engineering added a construction management major to the program. Students now have the option of majoring in construction engineering or construction management.
"There’s a need for this program, particularly in the Southern California region where demand for high-quality construction professionals is extremely competitive," says Mark Filanc, CEO of J.R. Filanc Construction.
The AGC Chair in Construction Management is being established to attract and retain high-level CEM faculty. To date, industry has provided gifts totalling almost $2M toward the $2.5M goal for the endowed chair campaign.
“The ACG Chair is an incentive to be able to hire the best and brightest faculty at San Diego State," says Filanc.
If you or anyone else you know is interested in learning about ways to support the College of Engineering, please contact Kate Carinder, Senior Director of Development for the College of Engineering at [email protected]