Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico


Tomorrow’s Leaders Fellows: Juan Garcia, Shawn Wilson, Amber Lowry, and Tim Forrest

Business Students Attend U.S. Air Force Leadership Symposium

In February 2010, Dean Willie Hopkins and four business students attended the 17th Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium, “Guardians of Trust: Leaders in the Modern Era,” at the U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colo. Tomorrow’s Leaders Fellows (pictured right) were selected for their strong academic performance, outstanding character, and extraordinary leadership potential.

College of Business Named to Best Business Schools List by Princeton Review

For the third consecutive year, the College of Business was included in The Princeton Review’s list of best business schools. The school’s convenient location, strong regional reputation, and focus on “developing practical skills that make graduates effective” were cited.

College of Business Ranks Highly for International Reputation

In 2009–2010, in a field of 400 schools, Chico State was ranked 21 among schools with excellent business programs, strong national reputations, and international links by EDUNIVERSAL, a Paris-based educational consulting organization.

Faculty Investigates Environmental Impact of India’s Rapid Economic Growth

Marketing Professor Shekhar Misra had “Marketing to Rural India: Issues Related to Sustainability” published in The International Journal of Global Business and Economics (Vol. 2, 2009). The article draws on his research on the role of developing countries in global environmental issues.

Management Faculty Train Executives in Panama City

Department of Management faculty members Michael Polsan and Mitch Casselman traveled to Panama City, Panama, in April 2010 to train concrete industry executives who participated in Gerencia Integral de la Industria del Concreto 2010 on business topics including human resources, strategic planning, marketing, legal issues, safety, environmental sustainability, and new technologies.

Business Students Excel in Target’s Case Study Competition

Business students Meng Chen, Lindsey Plumb, Michael Rincon, and Scott Taylor were awarded $1,000 scholarships from Target for their stellar performance in Target’s Case Study competition.

Business Student Starts Nonprofit to Help His Homeland

Accounting student Koudougou Koala, a native of Burkina Faso, Africa, has raised more than $8,000 to provide subsistence farmers in the village of Thyou with farming equipment and oxen. The Feeding Nations Through Education project helps Burkina Faso farmers increase production so they can feed themselves and sell the surplus to help send their children to school.


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