Allen Frawley was hired in November, 1966 and retired in August, 1990, after 33 years of dedicated and distinguished service. Upon retirement, he was granted Emeritus status.
As one of Ohlone’s first administrators, Allen played a significant role in the planning and implementation of the college, especially the development and management of the early budgets. He was directly involved in the establishment of the college at the Serra Campus on Washington Boulevard in Fremont.
After the passage of the bond measure in June 1968 to build the permanent college campus on Mission Boulevard, Allen was instrumental in acquiring, administering and investing state and federal funding for the site acquisition, planning and construction of the campus, which opened in 1974. His love for trees is evident in the variety of trees in the landscaping at the campus.
Allen was an Ohlone College pioneer and he helped shape college policies concerning the maintenance and operations of the buildings and grounds, purchasing, fiscal management, book store operations, and energy management.
Allen was highly respected for his fiscal management. He consistently received excellent audit reports for the sound business operations of the college. His knowledge of state education laws and regulations, and funding processes, kept the college is continual good standing with the state and financial solvency.
Allen served for many years as a valuable Member of the President / Superintendent’s Cabinet. His participation and leadership in the development stages of Ohlone College and constitute a rich and enduring legacy.