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Lyles College Alumnus named Fresno State Top Dog

The Fresno State Alumni Association recently named Anthony Rubino as Fresno State’s ‘Outstanding Alumnus’ for the Division of Research and Graduate Studies. Rubino received his B.S. in electrical engineering in 1988 from Lyles College of Engineering and  M.B.A. from the Craig School of Business in 2010.

His two degrees from Fresno State launched Tony Rubino’s career as a leader with the 412th Test Wing located at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California, where he currently serves as the 412th Range Squadron director.

Rubino, originally from Southern California, started with the Air Force Flight Test Center after earning his undergraduate degree from the Lyles College of Engineering. His first role was with the F-16 Combined Test Force as an engineer for low altitude navigation and targeting infrared at night terrain following radar. In 1994, he was promoted to manager for the F-16 Block 30/40 Project and ended up leading 85 engineers and technicians in F-16 avionics and armament flight testing and evaluation. Over the course of his career, Rubino has held a number of leadership positions, including flight commander for F-16 avionics and armament, chief of the Engineering Development Office, chief of the Weapons Systems Integration Flight and chief engineer for the F-22 Raptor.

While working at Edwards Air Force Base, Rubino returned to Fresno State as a graduate student in the Craig School of Business executive M.B.A. program, graduating in 2010. He also completed Air War College in 2013.

Rubino has received many performance awards and recognition for his quality work and dedication to detail. He has also been honored for his commitment to community service and volunteerism. Passionate about education, Rubino was elected to the Tehachapi Unified School District School Board in 2002. He served as vice president of the school board in 2003-2004 and president in 2004-2005.

Over the years, Rubino has maintained a close relationship with the Lyles College of Engineering as a member of the Valley Industry Partnership Advisory Board. He currently serves on the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board, using his professional insights to enhance the academic experiences of Fresno State students. In 2008 he was honored by the college, winning the Outstanding Community Partner Award for Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Rubino lives in Tehachapi with his wife, Tami. He credits his family for providing their continued encouragement, tireless support and endless love throughout his life.


Every year, Fresno State awards more than $4.1 million in student scholarships. At the Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala the Fresno State Alumni Association will recognize 100 of these scholarship recipients.

Join Fresno State Alumni Association for “TOP DOG TALKS” – Thursday, October 13th * 4 TO 6 P.M. and hear the 2016 Top Dog Honorees share their inspiring stories through their passions, ideas, and motivations in the form of short powerful talks.  RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2dNzh68

Anthony Rubino will also speak during Lyles College of Engineering’s Open House at the college’s “Special Edition” of Top Dog Talks on Friday, October 14 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union. Lyles College of Engineering’s Top Dog, Raj Beasla, will join Rubino in telling his inspirational story. 

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