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College of Business Forms Community Advisory Board in Redding

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs

Dan Greaney, Coordinator
Regional & Continuing Education

Board Will Support University’s Business Administration Program

California State University, Chico’s College of Business, in partnership with Shasta College in Redding, has formed a new community advisory board to support an enhanced and more locally relevant bachelor’s degree in business administration in Redding.

The board’s first meeting is slated for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Shasta College University Center, 1400 Market Street in downtown Redding. CSU, Chico President Paul Zingg and College of Business Dean Judith Hennessey will host the inaugural meeting.

Invited community advisory board members are

    Missy McArthur, Mayor, City of Redding
    Jake Mangas, President and CEO, Redding Chamber of Commerce
    Bruce Ross, Congressional District Director, California First Assembly District
    Lee W. Salter, President and CEO, McConnell Foundation
    Michael Sloan, Dean; Business, Agriculture, Industry, Technology & Safety; Shasta College
    Scott Gordon, Director, Business Administration Department, Shasta College
    Ted Kromer, Faculty Emeritus, CSU, Chico Department of Management
    James Sager, Department Chair, CSU, Chico Department of Business Information Systems
    Michael Rehg, Department Chair, CSU, Chico Department of Management
    Debra Barger, Dean, CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education
    Dan Greaney, Coordinator, CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education

In fall 2015, the College of Business initiated a transition in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree (emphasis in supply chain management) to a more broadly applicable management emphasis in Redding. The business administration program is a degree-completion offering in which students complete lower-division coursework at Shasta College, then take their upper-division classes through CSU, Chico at the University Center in Redding.

The new management emphasis will provide more high-impact classroom practices, including hands-on, community-based problem solving, face-to-face instruction and program-credited internships in the Redding community. Students will also benefit from a reliable block schedule of courses in the late afternoon and evening, enabling degree completion in as few as two years or at a pace that comfortably suits students’ needs.

“It is a great honor to host regional leaders in Redding in our quest to deliver an excellent program in partnership with Shasta College and the regional civic and business community,” Hennessey said. “The new business administration program is an affordable option for students living in Redding and wanting to complete a professionally accredited business administration program in four years.

“In addition to the business administration program, we look to advance our collaboration with Shasta College and the community’s business leaders in support of expanding job opportunities and the economic development of the region.”

The media is invited to interview community advisory board members after the meeting (or by appointment). For appointment interviews, please contact CSU, Chico Public Affairs Coordinator Sarah Langford at 530-898-4260. The community advisory board meeting is not open to the public.

For more information about the University’s programming in Redding contact Dan Greaney, Coordinator, Regional & Continuing Education, at 530-339-3652 or, or visit

The CSU, Chico College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The college is recognized as a leader in teaching excellence and student job readiness. Learn more about the college at