CBA Spring 2016 Newsletter
Lance Williams You Tube
Meet 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Lance Williams

Lance Williams has been extremely productive since graduating from the CBA in 1991. About 20 years ago, he founded Williams Homes and today the company is currently developing 27 communities. Williams also makes time to serve on the Dean's Advisory Council and participate in the CBA's Executive Mentor Program, which led the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association to recognize him with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni. Watch his story on here.  
new dean Erik Rolland
Erik Rolland Selected as CBA's Next Dean

Following an international search, Erik Rolland has been selected to serve as the new dean for the College of Business Administration, beginning July 1. He is currently the special assistant to the provost, and professor of management within the Ernest & Julio Gallo Management Program and the School of Engineering at the University of California, Merced.
HR Student Wins SHRM Competition
Human Resources Students Win SHRM Competition

Five human resources students traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah to put Cal Poly Pomona back in the winner's circle of a prestigious Society for Human Resources Management case competition for the first time since 2011. What's even more remarkable is that the undergraduates were placed in the graduate division. Read about how they did it here
cybersecurity team makes nationals
Cybersecurity Team Makes Nationals

Cal Poly Pomona's cybersecurity team made newspaper headlines when it advanced past schools like UC Berkley and Stanford to represent the western region at the College Cyber Defense Competition Finals in San Antonio, Texas. Seven of the team's eight members were from the CBA's CIS department. In addition to local and school newspapers, the school also ran this article on its main website.
Dr Warren Weber passes away
Dr. Warren Weber Passes Away

In nearly three decades with us as a business professor, Warren Weber touched many of our lives personally, professionally and academically. It's with a heavy heart that we inform you of his passing on March 13, 2016 in Palm Springs, Calif. Weber's many administrative contributions to the CBA includes time as chair of the management and human resources department and director of graduate programs. His obituary is posted in our news section. 
Bronco Startup Challenge Attracts Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Marking Grad Makes WSJ
Bronco Startup Challenge Attracts Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Ten teams of aspiring entrepreneurs pitched their product ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win prizes and donor-funded seed money worth $10,000 at the fifth annual Bronco Startup Challenge. Finalists included a water-saving shower device and a motorized scooter that can fold down and fit into a backpack. Descriptions of each entry and a photo gallery are available here 
Marketing Grad Makes WSJ

Before Justin Rezvani graduated in 2011, he had already left a mark on campus by starting a chapter of the American Marketing Association. Rezvani was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal, when the company he founded less than five years ago was acquired by You & Mrs. Jones.
The Crazy Gorilla
Trayan Kushev
Seoul Waffle Pizza has CBA roots
Accounting Student Moonlights As YouTube Star

Accounting students aren't particularly known for their comedic prowess, but Anthony Nguyen is breaking the mold. Nguyen's YouTube channel, The Crazy Gorilla, has nearly 100,000 subscribers and his unique brand of humor caught the attention of The Poly Post and The Campus Crop
Prof.'s Best and Worst Cities for Startups

WalletHub interviewed 15 of the nation's leading entrepreneurship minds when it put together its " 2016 Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business," list. Dr. Trayan Kushev, assistant professor in the management and human resources department, was one of the experts consulted for the article. 
Popular Seoul Waffle Pizza has CBA Roots

James Kim has no culinary background, but the CBA grad is making waves with Seoul Waffle Pizza, one of the hottest eateries in Koreatown. The restaurant is taking Instagram by storm and its one-of-a-kind creations were featured in Los Angeles Magazine