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Dean's Leadership Institute

The Dean’s Leadership Institute is an exclusive opportunity for high-achieving students to connect and converse with industry and community executives to further develop leadership qualities. Speakers have included:

  • Forouzan Golshani, Former Dean, CSULB College of Engineering
  • Patrick Goggin, President, Boeing Defense, Space & Security Development (retired)
  • Don Knabe, L.A. County Board of Supervisors (retired)
  • George Muellner, Vice Chairman, the Aerospace Corp. (retired)
  • Jason Reisig, Director and Animator, Warner Bros.

Speakers share lifetime achievements and hardships, discuss characteristics that helped them develop leadership skills, and provide career advice. To take part in this invitation-only opportunity, students must be a sophomore, junior, or senior and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The group consists of up to 30 students, who are selected based on academic achievement, leadership qualities, and ability to make a one-year commitment to participating in the Institute.

2019-20 Dean's Leadership Institute

  • Abby Aquino
  • Victoria Bravo
  • Franzian Clavio
  • Hope Feltenberger
  • Melissa Gaines
  • Grace Hutchinson
  • Madison Kane
  • Kevin Katz
  • DeLane Magee
  • Jeanavic Malaiba
  • Eric McDonough
  • Jeffrey Nguyen
  • Linh Nguyen
  • Brianda Nunez
  • Brandon Pizarro-Romero
  • Kayla Razon
  • Juliana Resong
  • Cesar Ruiz
  • Jainee Shah
  • Zoe Smith
  • James Spane
  • Charlene Suarez
  • Ryan Valera
  • Sonali Verma
  • Daniel Villarreal
  • Michael Yap