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Fall Application Deadline: June 1, 2018


- M.A. Sport Management


- Long Beach, CA


- 18 months/36 credits


- $18,900

Required GPA

- minimum 2.75

Admission Requirements

- Statement of Purpose
- Three reference forms
- Resume
- Proof of GRE scores: minimum 145 quantitative, 145 verbal, 3.5 analytical


- 9 credits
- Minimum 500 contact hours

- Over 400 affiliations



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Tim Mead

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Tim Mead

Vice President, Communications Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Tim Mead begins his 29th season in the Angels’ organization and 11th as Vice President, Communications following his appointment, Feb. 9, 1998. He oversees all media relations, publicity, broadcasting, community relations and publications efforts of the Angels.

Before his current appointment, Mead spent four seasons as Assistant General Manager (1994-97) under former GM Bill Bavasi.

Mead, 49, began his career with the Angels as an intern in the public relations department in 1980. He was appointed Director of Media Relations in 1985 and later Assistant Vice President of Media Relations in 1991. During his tenure as Director of Media Relations, Mead was twice honored by the Los Angeles/Anaheim Chapter of the BBWAA with the “Good Guy” Award (1985 and 1990). Under his supervision, Mead and his staff have been responsible for the handling of media during the 1986, 2004, 2005 and 2007 Angels’ post-season appearances, the 1989 All-Star Game and the Angels memorable World Series run in 2002. He has also assisted Major League Baseball at several All-Star Games, League Championship Series and World Series.

Mead was the recipient of the 2000 Robert O. Fishel Award for PR excellence, which recognizes the “active non-uniformed representative of Major League Baseball whose ethics, character, dedication, service, professionalism and humanitarian efforts best represent the standards propounded by Robert O. Fishel” (longtime baseball executive). He was also honored in May 2005 with the first Distinguished Alumnus Award for Athletics by his alma mater Cal Poly Pomona.

In April 2002, Mead took part in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) designed by the Department of Defense. He was one of 60 civilians chosen by the Pentagon to attend the conference, traveling to the Pentagon, Norfolk Naval Air Station in VA; Sheppard Air Force Base, Sheppard, Texas; Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune, NC and Ofutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska to see the United States Strategic Command Center. The trip featured briefings and meetings with key military generals, admirals and enlisted men and women from each branch of the service. The trip is designed to present a clearer picture and understanding of the military to civic and community leaders across the country.

The Athens, Greece, native is a 1980 graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. Mead is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Sports Youth Association and assists other charitable groups such as Amigos de los Niņos and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Mead also serves on the advisory committee for the Sports Management Program at Long Beach State and the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Communications at Cal State Fullerton. He and his wife Carole have one son, Brandon, and reside in Diamond Bar.

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