College of Business

Dean's Message - June 2024

Hello Everyone,

Our June newsletter is dedicated to celebrating our graduating seniors along with student, faculty, and community award winners for the 2023-2024 academic year. Read about the fabulous awards and accomplishments below and on our news feed here: 2023-24 College of Business Awards & Accomplishments!
Interim College of Business Dean Dr. Marylou Shockley

Dr. Marylou Shockley, Ph.D. College of Business Dean (Interim)

I'd like to say a few words about our Dean’s Medalist, Kathryn "Kate" Shepherd. Kate has been actively engaged in various leadership roles and initiatives within the campus community. As the Vice President of the Sustainable Hospitality Management Club, she organized off-campus events and provided invaluable networking opportunities and insights into the hospitality industry. Kate is also one of the founding members of the Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society, which creates a culture of academic excellence and recognition within the hospitality program.

Kate's experiences as a student leader at CSUMB have undeniably shaped her personal and professional growth. Her active participation in committees, task forces, and various employment positions has honed essential leadership, communication, and teamwork skills that will undoubtedly serve her well in her future career in the hospitality industry. Kate graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Sustainable Hospitality Management, and the College of Business looks forward to her future endeavors.

Please join me in celebrating other students, faculty, and staff who have received awards and our graduating seniors of the Class of 2024!

Warm Regards,

Dr. Marylou Shockley, Ph.D.
CSUMB College of Business Dean (Interim)

Dean Marylou Shockley and 2024 Dean's Medalist Kathryn Shepherd


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About Marylou Shockley

Dr. Marylou Shockley joined the College of Business in 2006 as Business Department Chair. She brings her passion for leadership, international business, and organizational behavior to her role as Interim Dean. She is the author of several books and her work in the fields of diversity and social application of network technologies is well-known and is based on her significant business experience with AT&T and Pacific Bell.

Dr. Shockley earned her doctorate in management from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford in England.

Marylou Plaque Ceremony
Group photo at Marylou Shockley's Plaque Ceremony
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