A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

Professor Establishes Global Education Scholarship

By Laurie McLaughlin |

Professor of Practice Sean Jasso has led the UCR School of Business’s educational domestic and international travel program for 13 years. His work in organizing several excursions a year is a volunteer position, and the time he gives to this and other projects is inspired by his parents, Gayle Jasso, an educator and corporate executive, and Drake Jasso, an entrepreneur—both made community service part of the family’s lifestyle.

“It is from them that I got this spirit of entrepreneurial leadership and volunteering,” says Sean Jasso, who joined the university 20 years ago. He has also organized UCR student groups working with Habitat for Humanity for more than a decade.

Most recently, Jasso’s dedication to giving back has come in the form of an endowed gift: the Dr. Sean Jasso Global Scholarship, which will fund student travel.

“In all the years that I’ve done the global programs, I’ve been moving toward creating a scholarship,” says Jasso of the annual student award. “I want to help students in need see the world.”