Philanthropic Foundation Board of Governors

Dan Black '67

Chairman (Ret.) 
ProThera, Inc.

Dan Black enrolled at CSUF in 1964 and took, without great intention, a freshman physics course. He credits this course — taught by future friend and mentor, the late Dr. Ray Adams — for influencing his decision to pursue a degree earned in 1967 and a career in physics.

Following graduation, Mr. Black worked in sales and marketing for EG&G, a firm that manufactured physics equipment. In 1973, he started his first company, Trace Analysis Laboratory, which he left a year later to launch MineraLab – later renamed Advanced Medical Nutrition, Inc. – that he sold in 1998. He then co-founded ProThera, a nutritional, supplemental company.

A proud Titan, Mr. Black has been an active supporter of future alumni, particularly in science and business, both by meeting with students and supporting student educational endeavors. In recognition of their contributions to the University and to students, Mr. Black and his wife, Kathy Chao Black, were honored with the naming of Cal State Fullerton’s Science Laboratory Center, “Dan Black Hall,” in 2006.