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The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

Expansion & Upgrades

Thanks to more than $10 million in private donations, The Collins College of Hospitality Management is undergoing a building expansion. The project is underway and is scheduled to be completed by late 2015.

The Collins College Expansion Project comprises classrooms and faculty offices and a student commons.

Stay Informed

Follow our work on this impressive project by reading our Expansion and Upgrades Blog.

Our Donors

In 2008, Carol and Jim Collins, namesakes and longtime supporters of the college, pledged to match up to $5 million in donations for the $10 million academic building.

Panda Restaurant Group founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng, donated $2.5 million; The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation gave $2 million; and prominent Inland Empire businessman Eugene Park donated $1 million to the college.

The Collins College Expansion Naming Opportunities and Donor Recognition Wall

Naming Opportunities

The $10 million raised will fund the construction of the academic building expansion, however additional private support is vital to make this project fully completed and live up to the college's current high-quality facilities. Ongoing contributions are needed to landscape and furnish The Collins College academic building expansion. Naming opportunities are available for this impressive project (PDF).

Donor Recognition Wall

The Collins College building expansion will include a donor recognition wall for our alumni and friends to leave their legacy and support the college. Special rates are available for alumni.

Alumni are encouraged to fill out this form (PDF)

Non-alumni may purchase their inscriptions by filling out this form (PDF)

Facility Upgrades and Improvements

The Collins College is committed to maintaining high-quality, state-of-the-art facilities. There are several projects underway or recently finished. Notably the computer lab in Building 79 was renovated to resemble a stylish high-end hotel lobby. Read more about the Facility Upgrades and Improvements.


Panda Restaurant Group founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng pledge $2.5 million to Cal Poly Pomona’s Collins College of Hospitality Management (Feb. 28, 2011)

Inland Empire Businessman Pledges $1 million to The Collins College (Dec. 21, 2010)

Marriott Foundation Awards $2 million to The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona (Nov. 8, 2010)

CSU Trustees Honor Carol & Jim Collins (Jan. 27, 2009)

Carol and Jim Collins Pledge $5.25 Million to Jump-Start Donations for Expansion of The Collins College at Cal Poly Pomona (Dec. 15, 2008)

Related Links

Read Our Expansion & Upgrades Blog For the Latest News on the Expansion


Namign Opportunites


Donor Recognition Wall


Donor Recognition Wall for Alumni


Andrew Naranjo, project manager, (909) 869-3730 or