Contract Management Emphasis Recognized by National Organization

Professor Wyatt Introduced author Kenneth Allen

A leading organization for contract management professionals has honored Cal Poly Pomona College of Business Administration’s Contract Management emphasis with its top award in education.

The National Contract Management Association invited Finance, Real Estate and Law professor John Wyatt to its world Congress 2017 event in Chicago, Illinois to accept the 2017 Contract Management Education Award on behalf of Cal Poly Pomona this July.

“NCMA’s mission is to advance the contract management profession, and by preparing students to enter or advance in the profession, higher education plays a major role in achieving our mission,” says NCMA president Terry Raney, Ph.D. in the acknowledgement email. “We created our Contract Management Education Award to celebrate colleges and universities that exemplify NCMA’s mission, vision, and values.”

For consideration, Wyatt completed a lengthy application outlining the CBA’s Contract Management program. In the 2016-2017 academic year alone, the department hosted internationally renowned author Kenneth J. Allen as well as guest lectures from accomplished alumni like General Atomics Aeronautical Systems senior director Derek Andrews and L.A. Metro contract manager Susan Dove.

“John has taken the Contracts Management emphasis to new heights,” Dove says through email. “The caliber of students coming out of CPP is top-notch. We as alumni, have a responsibility to advocate for a program that has laid the foundation for our professional development.”

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