Department of Economics

Matthew Paris

  • Graduated: 2009
  • Field: Management/Entrepreneurship

Matthew Paris(opens in new window), who graduated in 2009 with a BA in Economics, is a purchasing manager for Elliott Homes(opens in new window) in Sacramento, California.  Matthew followed in the footsteps of his father, Michael Paris, who finished his BA in Ag Business at Chico State in 1986.

During his junior and senior years at Chico State Matthew was the head basketball coach at Marsh Middle School.  After graduation Matthew worked for Pepsi Bottling Group in Sacramento. A year later he moved to CenturyLink where he became program manager. 

 "The Economics Program at Chico State has proven to be invaluable throughout my career,” Matthew stated in a recent email.  “The education and skillset I've received built the foundation for my success in the Homebuilding Industry. The cyclical nature of my business requires a great deal of advanced analytics to better understand commodities, pricing structures, and the comprehensive decision-making that impacts the lives of others."   (Last Updated 7/15/17)