Distinguished Alumni & Achievements
Our distinguished alumnus for 2007, Robert Pitts - BS 1970, MBA 1971 - is currently group Vice President for Administrative Services of Toyota Motors. He established Toyota Motor Credit Corporation in 1982 with three employees. When he left that group 11 years later, the corporation had over 2,000 associates, 30 offices and $10 billion in assets. In 2006, the distinguished alumnus was James H. Eaton - MBA 1987 - CEO, General Partner and Director of Airdrome Holdings, LLC. Other distinguished alumni include Curtis Pringle - BS 1981 - Mayor of the city of Anaheim; and the Chief Operating Officer of Apple Computer during the 1980s, Delbert W. Yocam - MBA 1971.
Many of our graduates have become successful entrepreneurs or CEOs both inside and outside of California. The Entrepreneur magazine recently ranked CSU Long Beach—one of only three CSU business schools—among the top 50 regional programs for preparing entrepreneurs in the United States