The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

Lisa McPheron

Director of Communications and External Relations

Lisa McPheron

Lisa McPheron
Director of Communications and External Relations

Office: 79B-2216
E-mail: lcmcpheron@csupomona.edu
Phone: (909) 869-3151
Fax: (909) 869-4805

Lisa McPheron is the director of communications & external relations for The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona. Since joining the college in May 2008, she has overseen the launch and continuous porduction of Collins magazine. Her work also includes: media relations; social media; development; speech writing; video production; website redesigns; internal and emergency communications, alumni relations and Horsehill Vineyards.

In the fall of 2011, she also began managing the CSU Hospitality Management Education Initiative, which works to promote hospitality management programs at 14 CSU campuses and build stronger bonds between academia and the industry.

Prior to joining The Collins College, McPheron was the senior communications specialist for Cal Poly Pomona's Office of Public Affairs. Before pursuing a career in higher education public affairs, McPheron was a journalist at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario and the Press-Enterprise in Riverside. She covered a variety of beats including higher education, city and county government, and crime.

McPheron graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in American studies and a bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism. She earned a master's degree in communications at Cal State Fullerton in 2010. McPheron is an active member of her community. She serves as Vice Chair of the Chino Hills Community Foundation and is a member of the Chino Hills Arts Commitee chARTS.

Professional Honors:

  • 2013 CASE Award of Excellence, Silver Winner for "Hospitality Uncorked 2013" video.
  • 2013 CASE Award of Excellence, Bronze Winner for "Why Do I Love The Collins College" video.
  • 2012 CASE Award of Excellence, Silver Winner for Collins magazine, Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VII, January 2013
  • 2012 CASE Award of Excellence, Silver Winner for "Shaping the Future of Hospitality," video, Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VII, January 2013.
  • 2011 CASE Award of Excellence, Bronze Winner for Collins magazine