Longtime benefactors Mickey and Lee Segal have pledged an additional $210,000 toward the College of Business Administration complex, bringing their total support of the state-of-the-art facility to more than half a million dollars.
“Mickey and Lee Segal have long believed in our vision of a new learning space that would transform business education in the region,” CBA Dean Richard Lapidus says. “They graciously donated to the project and have worked hard to inspire other alumni to give. Very few colleges and universities in this country have such supportive and dedicated alumni as Mickey and Lee. We are very grateful.”
To recognize their generosity, a suite of offices and a conference room in Building 164 will be renamed the Segal Family Dean’s Suite and Segal Family Executive Conference Room.
The Segals are both Cal Poly Pomona alumni, with Mickey earning an accounting degree in 1980 and Lee earning a foods and nutrition degree the same year.
Today, Mickey Segal is a co-founding partner at Nigro, Karlin & Segal, a Los Angeles accounting firm. He is deeply active at the university, serving as chair of the National Development Council, vice chair of planned giving for the comprehensive campaign, and chair of the development committee for the Dean’s Advisory Council.
“I firmly believe that my professional success can be attributed to the hands-on learning I received at Cal Poly Pomona,” he says. “Higher education transformed my life, and Lee and I want to make sure Cal Poly Pomona continues to empower future generations of students.”
Additional naming opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Jeff Cox, the college’s director of development, at (909) 869-2755.
(Photo: Mickey and Lee Segal)
Cal Poly Pomona has embarked on a $150 million comprehensive fundraising campaign to ensure that a quality college education is within reach for future generations of students. The campaign will strengthen the university’s ability to provide a hands-on education, to prepare students for the changing demands of the workplace, and to increase research and scholarship opportunities. The fundraising campaign relies on the support of the entire campus community — from alumni to faculty and staff to friends of the university. For more information, visit http://campaign.cpp.edu/.