Stanley and Nori Faer

“When Nori and I married,” says Chancellor’s Associate Stanley Faer, “I warned her that we would eventually move to San Diego.” In 2003, he made good on his word when the two left Manhattan and set up house in Valley Center. They’re planning to move again, this time closer to UC San Diego, where Stanley spends almost as much time as the undergraduates do.

The Faers first connected with the campus by taking courses through UCSD Extension’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, where Stanley served as president for three years. Soon they became Chancellor’s Associates, attending lectures, getting to know professors and making friends. “Nori has an M.F.A from Rutgers, but I’m not a college graduate,” said Stanley. “I was fortunate to get into a successful career by starting at the bottom: I delivered mail to Edward R. Murrow, moved into production and retired as a director after 44 years at CBS.”

He added: “But I know the importance of education.”

And because they believe in making education accessible, the Faers became York Society members by naming UC San Diego in their estate plans. “I like what they do here and how they motivate students,” said Stanley, who also advocates for students at The Preuss School UCSD as a La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotarian. “I think we should invest in UC San Diego, for the future of the country.”