JEWEL PLUMMER COBB (1924– ) has been the trustee professor since 1990 and, since 1991, director of the ACCESS Center at California State University in Los Angeles. Formerly president of California State University in Fullerton (1981–1990), Dr. Cobb has done extensive cancer research, specializing in cell biology, and was a member of the National Science Board from 1974 to 1980. The recipient of several honorary doctorates and many awards, including the Kilby Award for lifetime achievement in 1995, Dr. Cobb was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine in 1974.

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