A 1956 Cal Poly graduate in social science, Richard Andrews has
been a generous supporter of Cal Poly and a loyal Mustang fan for
over 50 years. He has served on numerous committees, such as the
Mustang Boosters' board of directors (one year as president),
chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee for Cal Poly Athletic
Facilities Needs for NCAA Division I participation, and as chairman
of the Alex G. Spanos Stadium renovation project.
In 1995 he became chairman of the Cal Poly Foundation Investment Committee, is a lifetime member of the Alumni Association, serving on the board of directors from 1969-87 and as board president from 1982-87. A 1980 Cal Poly Honored Alumnus, Andrews also received the 2006 Cal Poly Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award. Since 1981, he has been a charter member of the Cal Poly president's Cabinet and the President's Roundtable.
Andrews was employed at PaineWebber Inc. (now UBS) from 1956 through 1990, serving as vice president, mutual funds coordinator, new issue syndicate manager and PaineWebber Pacesetter. His community activities include service with the American Red Cross and United Way, among others, and has been a Masonic since 1957.
Andrews and his wife Joyce have three children and four grandchildren.