A prominent professional association has contributed to the College of Business Administration building complex, making it the first time in the group¿s 42-year history that a donation has been made in support of a building.
The ISACA Los Angeles Chapter (formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) has pledged $50,000 for the new three-building complex. To honor the chapter¿s generosity, the college will name two 15-seat conference rooms after it in perpetuity when the project is unveiled in 2012.
The gift was overwhelmingly approved by the executive board and general membership of the ISACA L.A. Chapter, a non-profit with 1,200 members who work in global information security, assurance and governance. The chapter is affiliated with ISACA International, which has 95,000 members in 160 countries.
¿No other university has participated with our chapter to the extent of Cal Poly Pomona,¿ says ISACA L.A. Chapter President Mike Villegas. ¿We felt it worthy to support institutions that develop professionals who become the future of our organization.¿
At least 25 percent of members in the L.A. chapter have an affiliation with Cal Poly Pomona, and no other university has as many members, says Villegas who also studied at Cal Poly Pomona. Computer information systems faculty and alumni serve on the executive board, lead special committees and collaborate on academic research. Current CIS students are also involved in ISACA and volunteer at the annual spring conference. CBA club, Management Information Systems Student Association (MISSA), solidified its commitment to the chapter recently by becoming a chartered student affiliate.