Welcome to the Seventh Annual CM Golf Classic!
As the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, I am delighted to join this winning team of industry leaders and advisors who have served as the backbone for the new Construction Management Technology Program. Your participation in today’s Golf Classic not only benefits the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management at California State University, Northridge, it is a testament to important work that we are doing to recruit, retain and graduate budding professionals who will define the future of the industry.
Through the dedication and commitment of the founding members of the CM Advisory Board, Cal State Northridge now boasts one of the leading programs in this area. The industrial advisory board (IAB) of the CM program consists of senior executives of contractors and major employers of construction professionals throughout Southern California. Chaired by Rory DeJohn of Turner Construction, the IAB provides the conduit between our academic program and our industry leadership. Their encouragement and support have been critical to the success of this wonderful program.
Your support has helped us not only secure capital funds for the program, it has also attracted legacy funds like the endowment created by Mr. David Honda of D.S. Honda Construction and our most recent endowment in memory of Mrs. Patti Gadomski whose “behind-the-scenes” commitment did not go unrecognized.
In addition to the financial backing, I hope you have an opportunity to meet our fine faculty, Professor Mohamed Hegab and our most recent addition Professor Amine Ghanem. Both of these professors bring tremendous industry and academic experience to the program and to the classroom.
Finally, I’d like to thank the members of the Golf Committee, chaired by Mr. Jonathan Levy of Beezley Management, LLC, for their generous commitment of time and attention. The impact of your efforts is starting to reverberate throughout the region. I hope we can count on your continued encouragement and support as we look forward to graduating our next cohort this coming year.
May the wind be at your back today!