Winter 2018 Newsletter

Happy new year! One of the college’s ongoing goals is to increase our visibility and highlight faculty expertise. We continue to attract, hire and develop nationally and internationally known experts in a variety of business disciplines, including accounting and finance, marketing, management, human resource management, entrepreneurship, leadership, global operations management, international business, decision sciences, and information systems. During November and December, as Congress debated tax legislation, our tax faculty members took center stage and shared their knowledge with such media outlets as the Bay Area’s CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox affiliates,  KQED’s Forum, and the San Jose Mercury News as well as various accounting/tax-focused publications.  We are delighted that they have become “go to” sources for many reporters.

Dan Moshavi, DeanMedia Apperances


KTVU-TV (live talk back with anchors in the 5pm newscast)

KQED's Forum program posted the live panel discussion, which included Professor Nellen


KGO-TV's live interview with Professor Chen on December 20, 2018

San Jose Mecury News Article - GOP tax plan could lead Apple, other Silicon Valley firms to bring overseas cash home



This past fall, the college hosted the 2nd Annual Gathering of the CFO Alumni Affiliate Network, held at the new SJSU Student Union Theatre. Featured speakers were U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna and SJSU President Mary Papazian, discussing the impact of current political issues on Silicon Valley businesses. More than 700 Lucas College and Graduate School of Business alumni are current or former CFOs in Silicon Valley.



Student Highlights

A Lucas Graduate School of Business cross-disciplinary team of MIS, MBA, and Engineering students, won the national ANSI Standards Simulation Competition.


In October, more than 200 students and other interested members of the campus attended the fourth annual Lucas College of Business Global Career Day. The event featured professionals working in multinational corporations including Cisco, who addressed academic and practical aspects of global careers, and student speakers who shared their international study & travel experiences.


Salesforce arranged (at their expense) for two busloads of LCoB students to attend and experience Dreamforce, their annual conference that attracted more than 170,000 attendees this year . Here's a really nice story from ABC7 TV that describes the collaboration.

Bill Chapin and Aaron Vogel, students in the college’s Master’s program in Transportation Management, both received awards at the Council of University Transportation Centers 27th annual outstanding student of the year awards

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be on campus on March 22nd as part of a new university speaker series. Information on tickets should be available on the university’s home page in early February.

This year’s Conniff Ethics Speaker Series will feature Jim Alderson, the whistleblower in the largest health care fraud case in US history. Reservations are needed for this 6 pm Feb. 13th event.