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Company Description

The California State University Consortium for International Development (CSUCID) is a group of five California State Universities (Chico, Fresno, Humboldt, Pomona and San Luis Obispo) with active and diverse expertise in international development project ... more

Background Information

Employment History

Campus Representative

CAL State Fresno

Director of Business Development


Director International Programs

California State University , Fresno

Executive Director

Armenian Agribusiness Education Fund

Principal Investigator On the Project

Center for Agricultural Business


Resource Development California State University , Fresno


Post-Graduate degrees

London School of Economics and Political Science

Post-Graduate degrees

National University of Armenia

Web References (31 Total References)

Board of Advisors - The Stability Institute [cached]

Dr. Bill Erysian

Bill Erysian Dr. Bill Erysian serves as Director of Grants and International Projects for the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State University. Concurrently, he holds the position of Director of the California State University Consortium for International Development, which he helped to establish in 2002. Bill has also serves as Executive Director of the Armenian Agribusiness Education Fund.
Bill has been involved in international agricultural development initiatives for more than 20 years and remains committed to the importance of international education and cultural diversity. He is a key architect and the director of the successful "Agricultural Development for Afghanistan Pre-deployment Training (ADAPT) program that is designed to provide practical training on essential food security information to US government personal deploying to Afghanistan. The ADAPT model stresses the importance of food security as a prerequisite to stability in under-governed countries and Bill remains a leading proponent of the concept that agriculture can be used as an entry point for stability and development in conflict/post conflict regions.
Some of his other achievements include the creation of one of the first Sino-American Dual Degree Programs offered within the California State University system of higher education as well as the establishment of the Bernard Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on the campus of Fresno State University. Bill is also author of the book, "The USDA Story: 12 Years of Partnership with Armenia," where he has worked extensively in agrarian reform since the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Prior to his career in higher education, Bill was a trained journalist who served in the London Bureau of ABC News and as an occasional correspondent for the Economist magazine. Later, he worked as Director of Corporate Public Affairs for the McDonnell Douglas Information Systems Group. He continues to be a tireless advocate of the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
In addition to his undergraduate degree in journalism, Bill holds Post-Graduate degrees from the National University of Armenia and the London School of Economics and Political Science, where his focus of study was post-WWII international and comparative politics. He is married with two children.

Consortium for International Development Contact Us [cached]

Dr. Bill Erysian CSUCID Executive Director California State University, Fresno Tel: 559-278-5115

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The training program was developed by CSUCID Executive Director, Dr. Bill Erysian.

Cal Poly, CSUs Join Forces to Aid Developing Nations [cached]

Cal Poly Food Science and Nutrition Professor Hany Khalil has been named director of the consortium, and Bill Erysian of Fresno State has been named director of resource development, and Fresno State's campus representative.

Bill Erysian, CSUCID Director of Resource Development California State University, Fresno(559)

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- Dr. Bill Erysian, California State University Fresno

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