George “Sparky” Anderson, a highly successful major league manager for 26 seasons and longtime friend and neighbor of CLU, passed away Nov. 4, 2010, in Thousand Oaks. He was 76. Anderson was a familiar face on campus as he took his morning walk and on the baseball diamond where he advised and encouraged the Kingsmen squad.
Anderson endeared himself to players and fans alike for his simple demeanor, his story telling and unpretentious lifestyle. In recognition of his support of the University and the community in which he resided for nearly 50 years, CLU named its new baseball venue George “Sparky” Anderson Field in 2006.
The former MLB manager, who won more than 2,000 games and three World Series championships during his career, was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000. He is survived by his wife, Carol, two sons, a daughter and nine grandchildren.
Terence R. (Terry) Cannings died Aug. 13, 2010, at the age of 67. Born and educated in Australia, he completed a study tour of schools in Canada, the United States and Great Britain on a Churchill Fellowship in 1974 and earned a doctorate in education from UCLA in 1980.
After serving as an associate dean at Pepperdine University and dean at Azusa Pacific University, Cannings came to CLU as Dean of the School of Education in 2005. He retired three years later, having given 46 years to education. He loved to travel and his work took him around the world, which enabled him to establish an international component to CLU’s educational doctorate programs.
A gifted researcher, he published numerous papers, presented at conferences and published several books about technology in education. He is survived by his wife, Judy, three children and five grandchildren.
John S. Marshall, a professor emeritus in the School of Education, died Oct. 14, 2010, in Thousand Oaks. Marshall came to CLU in 1990 following a distinguished career with the California public schools.
He served as a full-time faculty member and as Director of the Educational Administration Program until his retirement in 2002. He led the program through several accreditation visits and was instrumental in the development of CLU’s first doctoral program in educational leadership.
After retiring, he continued to teach part time and advise candidates with preparation of their dissertations. Much beloved by students, he was named an honorary alumnus in 2002. He is survived by his wife, Judith, four children and five grandchildren.