Stuart Matsuda and his wife Michelle established the Todd Kiyo Matsuda Endowed Scholarship in honor of Stuart’s younger brother Todd Kiyo Matsuda, who passed away in 1980. According to Stuart, Todd was a recent high school graduate and had a great future ahead of him. The Matsuda’s felt endowing a scholarship is an appropriate way to honor his brother who had so much potential.
Stuart received his BBA in 1986 from the Shidler College of Business and currently lives in California. As co-founder and director of L.A. Capital Management, Stuart manages all equity trading activity and is a key member of the portfolio management team. Previously, Stuart was a vice president and principal at Wilshire Associates where he also served as Wilshire Asset Management’s Director of Trading.
"Not many alums think about endowing a scholarship in the prime of their careers," said V. Vance Roley, Dean of the Shidler College of Business. "Both Jenny and Stuart felt it was the right time to give back and make an impact on the lives of many students today and tomorrow."
Together with matching funds from Jay Shidler’s $25 million gift last year, the scholarship endowment totals $50,000.