The name was chosen to honor a donation from Jean Schulz, the widow of the "Peanuts" comic strip creator Charles Schulz, The San Francisco Chronicle said Wednesday.
Construction on the three-building Donald and Maureen Green Music Center -- which is modeled after the home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in western Massachusetts -- is about half complete.
Almost $10 million has been pledged so far in the campaign, but the goal is to raise at least $22.5 million in donations toward the $100 million project in Rohnert Park.
University officials said an unspecified chunk of the $10 million came from Jean Schulz.
She and her husband lived in nearby Santa Rosa for more than 30 years.