Tykeson Faculty Scholar in Energy Systems Engineering

December 31, 2010

A $250,000 gift from the Tykeson Family Charitable Trust established the first endowed faculty position at OSU-Cascades in 2010 and helped launch its Energy Systems Engineering degree program.

The Eugene-based charitable trust is operated by the owners of BendBroadband, a family-owned business which provides phone, video, and Internet services in Central Oregon. The business was founded by Donald Tykeson, who established the Tykeson Family Charitable Trust to create a mechanism to give back.

One of the first programs of its kind in the nation, the Energy Systems Engineering program at OSU-Cascades represents a growing career field that requires professionals to understand both complex engineering as well as business concepts in order to identify solutions for maximum energy efficiency.


Current Faculty Holder

Rebecca Webb speaking in front of a classroom
Rebecca Webb