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FROM THE DEAN

Dean Scott DawsonSince arriving at Cal Poly last year after a 14-year run as dean at Portland State University, I have been continuously amazed by the quality of our students, faculty and staff. Lately, I’ve noticed that the character and drive that radiate from our incredibly successful alumni is something truly special. That’s what inspires the Orfalea College of Business to nurture and challenge business students who will go on to lead many of the world’s most revered companies. Our learning community is thankful for those graduates who come back to campus and give back to today’s students through Executives in Residence visits, career panels, and unique opportunities that focus on career readiness. All that hard work has culminated in recent acknowledgements from Payscale.com and Fortune that Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business has one of the highest returns on investment in the nation. While we’re honored, we know that preparing the next generation of students for an evolving, global economy will require innovation and hard work. The pages that follow showcase the kind of forward-thinking that’s moving our students, faculty and alumni ahead. I hope you are as excited as I am about the future of the Orfalea College of Business.

Scott Dawson
Orfalea College of Business

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