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Dean's Report 2019

At UCR School of Business, we continue to build an environment that inspires greater engagement and collaboration which empowers all our stakeholders to achieve greater levels of success. Read the Dean's Report 2019

Veteran, Alumnus - Embraces Risk, Regimentation

His fear of complacency surpasses his fear of sharks. Ruben Hernandez, a UCR Business alumnus, U.S. Marine, and founder of EGA Homes, enjoys skydiving, off-roading, and scuba adventures – sometimes with great whites. He’s no adrenaline junkie, though. For the entrepreneur, it’s more about leaving his comfort zone – ensuring that, at the end of...

UCR Business Alumnus Dazzles Tech World

Jim Merino has been a math whiz since he learned to count. His father and grandfather, both engineers, taught him algorithms in grade school. “They were always tossing brain teasers at me,” he recalls. And he still craves complex puzzles. Today, Merino, a math and data science expert – and graduate of Caltech (BS, 1984)...

Robin Chou Named Associate Dean at National Chengchi University

Robin K. Chou, Distinguished Professor of Finance, was named Associate Dean for Research at College of Commerce, National Chengchi University (NCCU). Dr. Chou’s academic research has focussed on investments, market microstructure and behavioral finance. His work has been published widely in renowned international journals. Research areas explored by Professor Chou include the efficiency of market...

Will Chu '98, Retail Brand Director at Nike Inc. China

Will Chu '98, Retail Brand Director at Nike Inc. China UCR Business alumnus, Will Chu '98, currently leads the overall consumer retail experience for Nike Inc. - Nike Basketball and the Jordan Brand in the fastest growing geography - Greater China. Will partners with the Global headquarters with creative strategy and source materials, then localizes...

Matthew Ward MBA ’15, Selected to NBC Universal’s Page Program

Matthew Ward MBA ’15, Selected to NBC Universal’s Page Program After graduating from University of California Riverside School of Business with a bachelor of science in 2015, Matt moved to New York City and after a stint with Goldman Sachs, he switched gears to follow an interest in television and media. In 2017, Matt joined...

Timothy Greenleaf ’78 Invests in Local Talent

Timothy Greenleaf ’78 Invests in Local Talent Timothy Greenleaf, a UCR alumnus ’78 and highly successful venture capital and private equity investor understands the value of money. He also understands the value of education and how often the lack of funds can prevent too many students with the aptitude to be successful to move the...

Assemblymember Jose Medina ’74, MA ’84 Given Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award 2017

Assemblymember Jose Medina ’74, MA ’84 was presented with the UCR School of Business “2017 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award,” by Yunzeng Wang, Dean of the UCR School of Business. The award was presented to Assemblymember Medina after his guest lecture to a packed auditorium of business students in Professor Raj Singh’s Organizational Behavior...

Maurice Kenner, MBA ’16, Regional Commander for USMA at West Point

After a very selective process, Maurice Kenner MBA ’16 was chosen to become the next regional commander of admissions for the United States Military Academy at West Point. Captain Kenner is eager to apply business knowledge learned at UCR School of Business in his new assignment where he will be helping to strengthen the country’s...

Chris Lam ’91, Named In Top “40 Under 40” by San Francisco Business Times

Chris Lam ’91, Named In Top “40 Under 40” by San Francisco Business Times Chris Lam, the President and CEO of Pucci Foods, is recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the “40 under 40” for his success at Pucci Foods, a wholesale seafood distribution company. Just seven years after graduating with...