Beverly Byl is out as the chief fund raiser for Cal State Bakersfield. The development was announced this morning by President Horace Mitchell in a major reorganization of the campus, triggered by the state budget crisis and the lost of several million dollars in state funding. Byl's tenure over University Advancement was checkered and recently several members of the Foundation called for her resignation. Apparently she will now be in charge of governmental affairs and the duties associated with University Advancement will go to Provost Soraya Coley.
In addition, fund raising for athletics will revert back to the Athletic Department headed by Athletic Director Jeff Konya. It has been under Byl and University Advancement.