Fresno Bee executive editor and senior vice president Jim Boren, who launched his career more than 45 years ago while working at the Fresno City College newspaper, has been named the school’s 2015 Distinguished Alumnus.
A 1969 Fresno City College graduate, Boren will be honored at the May 22 commencement at Selland Arena. Boren, who was also honored by the college in 2010 as one of its “100 Stars” in honor of the school’s centennial, earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fresno State in 1972. Boren was named executive editor of The Bee in December 2012.
More than 500 students are expected to participate in the commencement.