The Collins College of Hospitality Management has come a long way since 1973, when it began as a program in the College of Business Administration. Its growth has been fueled in large part by the generosity of donors.
When the college’s assistant and associate professors learned of the faculty/staff giving campaign, they came together to show their support in a big way: 100 percent participated.
Associate Professor Margie Jones, the peer ambassador to the group, brought the campaign to everyone’s attention. “My line was, ‘We need to invest in our future because we are the ones who stand to benefit most from this effort,’” she says. “We agreed as a group that it was worth our while to invest at whatever level we could as a show of commitment to The Collins College and Cal Poly Pomona’s future.”
Associate Professor Neha Singh, another of the donors, says supporting the campaign is a good investment.
“As faculty, we believe that we are making a huge difference through education,” Singh says. “Cal Poly Pomona is known for academic excellence and hands-on learning, and at The Collins College we take pride in our mission. By contributing to the campaign, we are supporting our university’s mission to educate tomorrow’s leaders.”
The official campaign continues through April. To see some of those who have made supporting the university a part of their lives, visit bit.ly/1gGJMTo. To make a donation via payroll deduction, visit https://www.cpp.edu/~advancement/forms1/cd88-fill.pdf for the form. For questions about the campaign, call Dolores Ybarra, director of the Annual Fund, at (909) 869-4970.