CBA Development Office
Pitts Family Study Abroad Scholarship helps Students Study abroad
In 2015, an alumnus, Robert Pitts, wanted to help students travel abroad like his children did when they were in college, thus the creation of this Pitts Family Study Abroad Scholarship with the CSULB 49er Foundation. Mr.Pitts believes in the importance for students having the opportunity to travel and study in another country, and expanding, and enhancing their education and character. This scholarship provides funding for students who wish to study abroad.
Robert Pitts – BS Management, 1970, MBA 1973 – now retired; the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus was the Vice President for Administrative Services at Toyota Motors. He established Toyota Motor Credit Corporation in 1982 with three employees that grew to over 2,000 associates, 30 offices, and $10 billion in assets under his leadership.
Moss Adams LLP, one of the 15 largest public accounting firms in the United States, has recently pledged support to the college by naming a classroom. This transformational gift will impact all that use the classroom, and we are grateful to our corporate partner’s vision and support. The strong relationship that Sudha Krishnan, John Lacey and Ryan McKinney have with close friend Frank Kaufman, ’82 ACCT alumnus and Partner at Moss Adams, made this gift possible. Read more about the Moss Adams CBA Classroom
After hearing about Cal State Long Beach’s DECLARE: The Campaign for CSULB, Cathy became inspired to give back to the university that impacted her so many years ago. “I’m thankful for the chance to show my support to Cal State Long Beach, and to open up the doors to success so that others may benefit from all that The Beach has to offer,” Cathy said. Read more on Cathy Kings DECLARE.
Solomon Moore, Class of 2003, wanted to make a difference as a student. He got involved in the campus community, hosted a radio program on KBeach Radio, established the Chess Club, and even campaigned for ASI President between work and classes. Now that he has been out of college for many years he is making a difference as an alumnus by giving back. He took action that makes a lasting impact. Read more on Solomon Moore lasting impact.
Lauren Garcia, Class of 2011, was determined to graduate in two years when she transferred to CSULB in 2008. Unexpected circumstances forced an extension of her college career, but instead of becoming discouraged, Lauren took the opportunity to become more involved with her university and the many student organizations in the College of Business Administration. She joined the Society for Advancement in Management (SAM) in 2010 and during the year and a half of involvement with SAM, Lauren had the opportunity to network with great professionals and to improve her professional skills, making her more marketable to employers. It was then that Lauren understood the incredible value student-run organizations bring to the student body. Read more on Lauren Garcia leadership.
On June 25, 2013, plaques in acknowledgement of gifts and of leadership dedication were commemorated by the College of Business Administration. Dr. Stuart L. Farber '57, Dean of Students Emeritus, CSULB and Mrs. Trish Farber '67, '83, Algebra teacher, contributed a total of $10,000.00 to provide tables and chairs for the North Courtyard at the CBA building. These were made to enhance the outdoor student study area where, as Dean Solt stated " To provide a place where students can study, collaborate on projects and/or relax between classes." Read more on Dr. Stuart Farber and Mrs. Patricia Farber leadership.
Ways to Give to the CBA
Regardless of designation, your gift helps support the academic efforts of all students in the College of Business Administration (CBA) at California State University, Long Beach. Charitable giving today ensures future benefits for generations to come. By supporting faculty excellence, superior academic programs, student scholarship, world-class educational facilities and forward-looking management initiatives, your contribution enhances the entire CBA experience.
If you wish to discuss a multi-year pledge, a planned gift or learn more about establishing an endowment, please contact the CBA, Office of Development at 562-985-2264.
The College of Business Administration offers outstanding programs designed to compliment and extend our student’s classroom experience. Our programs create an amazing learning environment for students.
The opportunities are here at the CBA: Scholarships provide access and support for students; pre-professional development readies students to succeed after graduation; ethical leadership training prepares student to successfully manage the real world challenges of business and service through student leadership groups engage our students in the community.
Support our Students
Our university is state assisted, not state supported—less than 50 percent of California State University, Long Beach’s overall budget is provided by the State of California. One way to close the gap between the total cost of programs and state funding is through supporters like you.
The College of Business Administration programs would not be possible without ongoing support from donors. You can provide opportunities that extend and compliment classroom learning, offer real-world experience and prepare students to go to work and be successful right from the start. These opportunities are truly lasting and transformative for our students.
Graduates of the College of Business Administration are contributing to their community on a local, national and global level. In Long Beach and Orange County alone, 16,000 alumni are carrying the excellence of their CBA educational experience forward. Please consider supporting the students of the College of Business Administration by making a gift today.