DEAN, CSUF COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
WHY: Served as environmental economics professor and associate dean before promotion to largest business school in the state of California, with over 60K alumni.
RECENT: Severed ties with alumnus Steve Mihaylo, citing $22M unfulfilled philanthropic commitment. Elevated insurance studies program to School of Risk Management and Insurance.
QUOTABLE: “I feel strongly the [business] college is a powerhouse, and it produces accountants, forecasters, controllers and CFOs for Orange County,” says University President Fram Virjee of the business school.