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Dean's Speaker Series

Leading Thinkers Leading Growth

The School of Business Administration Dean’s Speaker Series

The Dean's Speaker Series brings successful leaders in the business community to discuss current business issues and share their experiences with UCR students. Guest speakers represent a variety of industries, and have ranged from leaders in the Inland Southern California business community to UCR business school alumni who have found success outside of the region. Through luncheons that accompany the lectures, students have the opportunity to interact in person with speakers.

The presentations are free to attend.

Patricia Watters, Friday Feb. 27, 2015

 Next Speaker: Friday April 25, 2014. 10:30AM in HUB 355

Mike VanderpoolMike Vanderpool

President, Security Bank of California

Michael Vanderpool is a member of the Board of Directors. for both the Security Bank of California and Security California Bancorp. Mr. Vanderpool has 35 years of banking experience and also serves as member of the Dean's Advisory Council for AGSM.

Previous Speakers of the 2013-2014 Dean's Speaker Series:


Susan AthertonSusan Atherton

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Humane Society Legislative Fund

Susan served in executive management positions in the enterprise software and cloud computing industries for 25 years including such employers as Oracle, GE Information Systems, Lockheed, and Northrop and McDonnell Douglas.

Victor TolanVictor Tolan

President of B&K Precision

Victor E. Tolan was named CEO and president of B&K Precision in 1996 when together with Japanese and French investors he acquired the company from Mass Mutual Private Equity Fund.


Tony WongTony Wong

Author of "Mooove Ahead! of the Corporate Herd"

Tony Wong devoted twenty plus years in the corporate world performing at a director level. His career includes management experience in the areas of sales, marketing, training, customer service, supply chain, software quality assurance, and technical documentation at several Fortune 150 companies.

Ching LiuChing Liu, October 11, 2013

Executive Vice President, SolarMax

Ching Liu has over 20 years of experience in global private equity investments. Previously she has served as Vice President and Premier Banking Manager for the Asian Segment of Wells Fargo Bank, as well as Vice President of Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch. She is an expert in asset-based financing and asset management for both private investors and Asian-based institutions. 

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