Office of the President

Announcing the Singelyn Graduate School of Business

November 17, 2022

I have the privilege of sharing news of a remarkable gift to Cal Poly Pomona. Just yesterday, the Cal State University Board of Trustees approved the naming of the Singelyn Graduate School of Business, a transformative initiative made possible by a gift of $12.5 million from our friends and alumni Ruth and David Singelyn.

The goals of the contribution were designed in partnership between the Singelyns with our former Business Dean Erik Rolland, now president of the University of the Bahamas, to drive the strategic initiatives of the College of Business Administration around graduate programs and the expansion of the College of Professional and Global Education.

I am extraordinarily proud of what this gift represents about Cal Poly Pomona’s momentum and future. The Singelyn School will be the first graduate program named at Cal Poly Pomona. It is also the first named CSU graduate business school in Southern California. 

The School will have a profound impact on this institution and beyond, not only in business education but in the ecosystem of graduate and professional education across the college.

This gift reminds us that while our institutional mission is enduring, our programs and approaches must evolve to address emerging challenges and new opportunities. And that business education is not simply for individual personal advancement, but has a vital role to play in:

  • Expanding economic opportunity and social mobility
  • Developing talent from all walks of life, including adult learners
  • Accelerating environmental sustainability
  • Attracting and nourishing exceptional faculty
  • Increasing partnerships and collaborations between the university and industry

I also wish to thank the faculty and staff within the College for their tireless efforts to imagine the future of the College of Business and its value proposition to current and future students.

To learn more about this exciting initiative, visit PolyCentric.