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California State University, Long Beach



Fall Application Deadline: June 1, 2019


- 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


- 9 credits
- Minimum 500 contact hours

- Over 400 affiliations



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The Graduate Program in Sport Management

Fall Application Deadline Date: June 1, 2019

Advisory Committee

A message from our Advisory Committee Chair

Bill Shumard: Advisory Committee Chair

Image : Bill ShumardPresident/CEO Special Olympics Southern California Bill Shumard brings a wealth of sports and athletic administration experience to the position. Since taking over in June, 2005, Shumard is guiding the organization through a new Strategic Plan which has produced a more effective business model, designed to dramatically increase...

Meredith Battin

Meredith Battin

Meredith Battin is the Senior Director of Integrated Marketing and Sales at the National Football League.

In her role, Meredith is responsible for developing and executing cross-platform experiences for sponsors and advertisers on the NFL’s media properties.

Meredith develops integrated solutions with the goal of furthering brand’s messaging and campaign objectives, with touch points across NFL Network,, NFL Mobile, NFL Now, and social media.

Dedan Brozino

Dedan Brozino is currently the Executive Director of Development at the Rose Bowl Operating Company, bringing over a decade of sport management experience within the Southern California region and East Coast, along with a heavy background in fundraising, resource acquisition, sales, and marketing. At the Rose Bowl, Dedan is primarily responsible for developing a strategic long-rang fundraising plan for the stadium and the surrounding Arroyo, through securing increasing resources and financial support through philanthropy to the Legacy Foundation...

Fred Claire

Image : Fred ClaireFred Claire was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ front office for 30 years, advancing from publicity director of the team to the position of Executive Vice President with responsibility for player personnel decisions and baseball operations. In a distinguished career with the Dodgers, Claire served the team as a publicity director; vice president of public relations, promotions and...

Joann Klonowski

Image : Joann KlonowskiJoann Klonowskiis one of the top female executives in sports and event management with more than 25 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industries. A versatile leader with an extensive background in sports franchises, Klonowski has held executive positions with teams in Major League Baseball with the Cleveland Indians, Major League Soccer with the Los Angeles Galaxy, XFL football,...

Angela LaChica

Angela LaChicaAngela LaChica is the President & Chief Executive Officer of LaChica Sports, Incorporated, a comprehensive athlete management firm. Combining her years of sports industry expertise and business strategy, Angela leads the development and execution of national marketing and media campaigns for top athletes and premier sporting events.


Tim Mead

Image : Tim MeadVice 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)...

David Simon

Image : David SimonAs President of the Los Angeles Sports Council since 1988, David has played a significant role in virtually every major sporting event that has been brought to the Los Angeles area in the last two decades, including the Super Bowl, the Breeder's Cup and the finals of soccer's World Cup and Women's World Cup. An alumnus of UCLA, Simon served as a Vice President of the Los Angeles Olympic...

Virginia "Penny" Toler

Image : Virginia

Penny Toler is entering her 12th season as General Manager and third as Vice President of the Los Angeles Sparks. Her skill at building rosters of the most talented female athletes in the world and keen sense of basketball operations are complimented by her years as a professional athlete. Through her experience she has built the rosters of two back-to-back WNBA championship teams with the Sparks in 2001 and 2002...

Andy Fee

Image : Virginia Andy Fee was hired in April of 2017 as the 12th Director of Athletics of Long Beach State. With an extensive background in athletics administration with an emphasis on development and operations, Fee joins Long Beach State after spending the past seven years at UC Santa Barbara, most recently as the Deputy Athletics Director.

At UC Santa Barbara, Fee managed a staff of five responsible for the fundraising efforts for all endowments, capital projects, annual giving and planned gifts, with his personal focus directed towards major gifts. In his last year at UCSB, Fee helped raise $4.7 million. His role as deputy athletic director also meant a large role with strategic planning for the athletics department.

Before his move to San Diego, Fee worked at Arizona State University in operations while he completed his B.A. from ASU and an M.A. in Education from the University of Phoenix. A native of Laguna Niguel, Calif., Andy and his wife, Nicole, reside in Long Beach along with their dog Sparky.

Thank you to our past Committee Members!

Former Members of the Advisory Committee