Office of the President

2020-21 President's Scholars

Cristian Osvaldo Saldana

Cristian Osvaldo Saldana

Gregoire Family President’s Scholar

Major: Business Administration

College of Business Administration

University Programs: Finance Society treasurer, Student Managed Investment Club member, Economics Club member, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership Developer’s Summit university representative, City of Pomona Beautification Day participant 

Scholarship recognition fuels Cristian Osvaldo Saldana’s motivation to advance in his studies in business administration with an emphasis in finance and quantitative economics and a minor in accounting. “What keeps me going is the fact that I will be the first in my family to graduate, and most importantly to prove to myself that I can do it,” Cristian says. He is committed to building a career in financial planning that will allow him to help people be secure, motivated by the challenges of the Great Recession and a desire to help those who were impacted financially. He is inspired by his professors and their commitments of time, mutual respect, and understanding they provide to students, qualities that Cristian sees that “translate from inside the classroom to the outside world, which creates an environment that allows us to garner our skills and grow as individuals.”