Winston Russell Hewitt (1922- 2006) may have been the founding chair of the modern languages department at CSU
Dominguez Hills, where he taught French literature from 1966 to 1982, but art was his true passion; he ultimately
retired from teaching in order to devote his life to painting. After his death in 2006, executors of the Winston
Russell Hewitt Foundation chose to honor his passion for art and love of CSU Dominguez Hills with the creation of
the Winston Hewitt Art and Design Endowed Scholarship.