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Orfalea College of Business

Pat Pemberton

Pat Pemberton

Communications Specialist

Office 03-208
Phone 805-235-0555

Pat Pemberton

Pat Pemberton promotes the Orfalea College of Business with print stories, videos, photos, social media, press releases and more.

He is a former award-winning newspaper journalist with the San Luis Obispo Tribune, whose features and news stories appeared in major newspapers nationwide, including the Seattle Times, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Detroit Free-Press and others. As a freelance writer, his work appeared in Rolling Stone, AOL Music, Indianpolis Monthly, California Lawyer and Surfer’s Journal.

After his journalism career, he transitioned to marketing and public relations, working for Barnett Cox & Associates and then Cal Poly, beginning with the College of Engineering in 2018 and Orfalea College of Busines in 2022.

He has appeared on several national TV shows on Oxygen, Investigation Discovery and E!

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