The Chris Higdon Receives CSU Sacramento’s 2014 Distinguished Service Award
Like father, like son … and brother and wife and brother-in-law and sister-in-law.
Chris Higdon’s ties to California State University, Sacramento (Sac State) are seemingly endless, but it’s his generosity and undying school spirit that made him a recipient of a Sac State Distinguished Service Award for 2014. Higdon of California Moving Systems was the 2000-2001 CMSA Chairman.
“Sac State was engrained in me, but it wasn’t like my father or brother or anyone said, ‘You’ve got to go to Sac State,’” Higdon said. “It’s our hometown university and I just had a natural bond. I didn’t really consider going anywhere else.”
His father, Jack Higdon, (graduated in 1952 with a Business Administration-Accountancy degree) played baseball for the Hornets. He founded California Moving Systems in 1967 and received his own Distinguished Service Award in 2006.
Higdon is now the president and CEO of California Moving Systems. He’s led the company’s evolution over the years and he’s followed his father’s lead in giving back to Sac State any way he can.
“The unique thing about Sac State is they give you opportunities to contribute in ways that you’re comfortable with,” Higdon said. “I don’t have a huge bankroll, but I can offer my expertise, my back, my trucks and my moving people.”
Higdon served as president of the Sac State Alumni Association in 2010-2011 and remains connected. He is a co-chair of President Gonzalez’s Executive Committee and served on the College of Business Administration Advisory Council.
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