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Business Engagement



Business Advisory Board members (front, left to right) John DiMichele, Anne Sena, Rand Hutchison, Kim Keven, and (back, left to right) Tony Abramo, Tom Villa, Karl Bakhtiari, and Keith Bewley
Business Advisory Board members (front, left to right) John DiMichele, Anne Sena, Rand Hutchison, Kim Keven,
and (back, left to right) Tony Abramo, Tom Villa, Karl Bakhtiari, and Keith Bewley

The Business Advisory Board is designed to support the Dean of the College of Business by providing strategic guidance to keep the College’s programs aligned with current marketplace needs and realities, supporting the academic and professional success of students, advancing the College’s strategic priorities, and extending the College’s influence, network and funders.  Board members are selected by the Dean and generally serve one or two 3-year terms.  For more information, please contact the Dean’s Office at 530-898-6272.

The Business Information Systems (BSIS) Industry Council consists of IT professionals from major corporations and non-profits who serve a key role in the continuous improvement of the BSIS programs through feedback on trends, knowledge, and skills needed by graduates for career success.  For more information, please contact Dr. Dalen Chiang at 530-898-4301.

The Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) Advisory Board is comprised of those devoted to entrepreneurial success and education. They advise the CFE on its activities including business concept competitions, use of seed funding from the Accelerator Fund, mentoring start-ups, and fostering the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Please contact CFE Director Peter Straus at 530-898-4835 for more information. 

The Professional Sales Program (PSP) Partnership Group is a collection of companies that participates to improve what the PSP can offer to students:  opportunities to increase skills and contacts through competitions and use of a professional sales lab.  Members often serve as judges to give students real-world feedback and perspective. The Platinum members of this group serve as the Professional Sales Program Advisory Board to advise the PSP on continuous program improvement. For more information, please contact PSP Corporate Director Art Cox at alcox@csuchico.edu


Getting Your Business Involved

The College of Business works with a broad array of companies. Corporate involvement includes student recruitment, internships, class projects, executive speakers, student organizations, scholarship funds, and program partnerships. If your company is interested in working with the College of Business, contact the Dean's Office at 530-898-6272.