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BIANCHI, CSUN ADMINISTRATOR, SERVED CSUN FOR 37 YEARS.



Byline: Mary Beth Alexander Daily News Staff Writer

Donald E. Bianchi, the dean of the School of Science and Mathematics since 1973 at California State University, Northridge CSUN offers a variety of programs leading to bachelor's degrees in 61 fields and master's degrees in 42 fields. The university has over 150,000 alumni. It's also home to a summer musical theater/theater program known as TADW (TeenAge Drama Workshop) that leads teenagers through an , died Thursday. He was 62.

Bianchi died of heart failure after struggling three months with a bacterial infection, campus officials said.

Bianchi began his career at the campus as an assistant professor of biology in 1959, when Cal State Northridge was known as San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley

Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills.
 State College.

In the next 37 years, he served as researcher, dean and, for two years, as acting vice president for academic affairs.

"Don Bianchi was a central force in building this university," Provost Louanne Kennedy said in a written statement. "The School of Science and Mathematics and the science complex are a result of his vision."

In 1972 he was named Cal State Northridge's outstanding teacher. The next year he became the first dean of the School of Science and Mathematics. He kept that post during the rest of his tenure - even when he was concurrently acting vice president in 1991-93.

As a researcher, Bianchi specialized in fungal physiology. He and a fellow Cal State Northridge professor, Philip Sheeler, co-authored a widely used textbook, "Cell Biology Cell biology

The study of the activities, functions, properties, and structures of cells. Cells were discovered in the middle of the seventeenth century after the microscope was invented.
."

Bianchi also served on the governing boards Noun 1. governing board - a board that manages the affairs of an institution
board - a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members"
 for California State University's Ocean Studies Consortium, the Desert Studies Consortium, and the Associated Western Universities. He also was a National Science Foundation fellow in Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva.
.

Bianchi is survived by his wife, Georgia; three children and five grandchildren GRANDCHILDREN, domestic relations. The children of one's children. Sometimes these may claim bequests given in a will to children, though in general they can make no such claim. 6 Co. 16. . Instead of flowers, the family has requested contributions to the Donald E. Bianchi memorial fund, School of Science and Mathematics, Cal State Northridge, Northridge, 91330-8238.

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Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
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Date:Mar 15, 1996
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