Scott Maxwell '85 (Construction Management)

Alumnus receives President's Medal

Former Sac State Alumni Association president Scott Maxwell was awarded the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service at spring commencement ceremonies in May of 2010.

“This award recognizes outstanding service to our University, and as we celebrate Destination 2010, it is fitting that we honor these individuals,” says Sac State President Alexander Gonzalez. “Without them, some of our greatest initiatives would not have been possible.”

Maxwell is a champion for Sac State, generous with his time and expertise. He joined Unger Construction after graduating from Sac State and has risen through the ranks of the company to become a vice president.

Maxwell is involved with the Construction Management Advisory Committee and is on the board of University Enterprises, Inc. He also served on the President’s Executive Committee for the Broad Fieldhouse and played a key role in securing several major donors to contribute to the building of the Alumni Center and the Broad Facility, including naming the Men’s Track Locker Room. In addition, the company is a member of the President’s Circle.

Maxwell says the recognition was “totally unexpected” adding, “It’s a great honor, especially from a University that I’m very close to, and I really appreciate that President Gonzalez thought to give it to me.”

Maxwell says his contributions to the campus are a way to “give back” for his own success. “If it weren’t for the University I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

The President’s Medal is given by President Gonzalez to individuals who have provided leadership and support to Sacramento State. The honors for Cook and Maxwell are only the fifth and sixth medals the President has awarded during his tenure.

This article was originally published in the Summer 2010 edition of Torchlight.