Kenneth Fong

Chairman, Kenson Ventures, LLC
California State University Board of Trustees member
San Francisco State alumnus

“I truly believe higher education is the most precious thing this country has to offer.”

Born in China and arriving in the U.S. after high school, Kenneth Fong experienced firsthand the opportunity public higher education offers new Americans. As a student of biology at San Francisco State University in the late 1960s, he discovered his passion for molecular genetics. This relatively new area of study seized his interest, and Kenneth embarked on a path that led to a distinguished career in biotechnology.

In his current role as chairman of Kenson Ventures in Palo Alto, he heads a company that provides venture support and strategic counseling to biotech firms. Kenneth believes education is vital to the economic growth and well being of California. His generous gifts have established an endowed scholarship fund to assist promising students majoring in biology, computer science and mathematics. As an alumnus, Kenneth feels deep gratitude for his education and is committed to ongoing major support of the University.