Supporting the Heart of Campus — SDSU Love Library

Charles and Robin LubyAlumni Charles and Robin Luby have made a planned gift to support the SDSU Love Library and have a lasting impact on students.

The gift, which will come from their estate, was announced when the couple received a Monty Award in 2010. The Montys honor outstanding SDSU alumni for their contributions to the university, the region and the nation.

"This generous gift from the Lubys will go a long way to enhance the education of all SDSU students," said Jon Cawthorne, interim dean of SDSU Library and Information Access.

"The library is integral to student success. It supports research and class work, but sometimes just simply provides a quiet place to study. With this donation, we will be able to meet the changing needs of the modern student."

The library is the most visited building on campus, with outstanding book, journal and special collections. Library computers, printers, wireless connections, study rooms and media are in constant use. Around-the-clock hours and website access support a new generation of students.

The San Diego couple have been active volunteers over the past several decades, at SDSU and in the community. Charles served as president of the SDSU Alumni Association Board of Directors and both he and Robin have supported committees on campus.

Charles, now retired from his career with General Atomics, received his bachelor's (1959) and master's (1964) degrees in chemistry from SDSU. Robin, a retired school teacher, also received her bachelor's degree in English from SDSU in 1961.

"We're very much committed to making the university continue to be the best it can and if there's a way that we can help in what the goals are for the university, we're going to do that," Robin Luby said.