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Dean’s Update, December 19, 2012

CBA Alumni & Friends Held Homecoming Week Event on Campus

During Homecoming Week 2012, the CBA Alumni & Friends group hosted an evening event on November 7.  Over 100 alumni and friends of the university gathered on campus at the Chartroom.  The focus of the evening’s activities consisted of a networking mixer and interesting guest speakers.  

CSULB President F. King Alexander started things off with a few opening remarks about how the passage of Proposition 30 on November 6 relieved much budget pressure from the CSU and the university. He also held a short Q&A session.

Michael Turner, Vice President of Sales (West Region) for UPS, was the keynote speaker.  Mr. Turner shared his experiences at UPS specifically around Change Management and what he calls the Ten Principles of Change. 

Mr. Turner included insight on the following areas:

  • He offered tools and techniques that help companies and people transform quickly and fluidly
  • He described discretionary effort and how discretionary effort affects change management
  • He elaborated why managing change is necessary in today's professional environment as we all continue to do more with less
  • He explained why developing and growing your mindset for change is important in both personal and professional life

Next semester, the CBA Alumni & Friends network looks forward to enhancing the alumni experience through more events and other special programs.  The group consists of wide range of people from recent alumni to seasoned business professionals.   For more information or to connect with the CBA Alumni and Friends group.