Welcome to the start of a vibrant fall semester. I hope you all enjoyed a successful first week of classes. To our new faculty and staff, I’m happy to have you join the CBA family — we are thrilled to have you. To our returning colleagues — I’m glad to have you back, and I hope that you had a productive summer.
We continue our record of hiring outstanding talent and welcome five new tenure-track faculty members to CBA this semester: Jong-Yu (Paula) Hao in Accountancy; Laura Gonzalez and Lu Zhu in Finance; Spyridon Samonas in Information Systems; and Joonhwan In in Supply Chain Management. Their talents and expertise are a wonderful addition to our programs. Please join me in welcoming our new colleagues.
From left: Jong-Yu (Paula) Hao, Joonhwan In, Laura Gonzalez, Spyridon Samonas, Lu Zhu
I look forward to another great academic year and appreciate all of the efforts each of you contribute to ensure that we have a wonderful educational experience for our students. I am proud to lead CBA as we continue to strive for excellence and achieve our strategic goals. Welcome back and best wishes for a wonderful semester. Go Beach!
Michael E. Solt
Dean, College of Business Administration