Executive Fellows Named at Business School

Two new leaders to be named and one past fellow to be recognized on April 10

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — The University of California, Riverside School of Business Administration next week will name two new members to its executive fellows program and honor one former fellow.

Headshot of Michael Vanderpool

Michael Vanderpool

The two new fellows are: Michael Vanderpool, president and chief operating officer and a director of Security Bank of California, which is headquartered in Riverside, and Ching Liu, one of the founders and an executive vice president of SolarMax Technology, which is also based in Riverside.

Joseph Barr, who was a fellow in 2005-06, and is a principal at Swenson Corporation, a Rancho Cucamonga-based accounting firm, will also be recognized during an installation dinner April 10 at the Victoria Club in Riverside.

Ching Liu headshot

Ching Liu

Founded in 1992, the executive fellows program aims to connect distinguished business leaders with faculty and students at the UC Riverside business school. Fellows are recognized for their executive leadership, professional experience and business expertise.

“We are excited to continue this annual tradition of excellence at the business school,” said Yunzeng Wang, interim dean of the business school. “Executive fellows play a great role in shaping our business students into tomorrow’s leading thinkers. We are especially honored to have Ms. Ching Liu and Mr. Mike Vanderpool join the ranks of our distinguished executive fellows, and look forward to working closely with them over the next year.”

Joseph Barr headshot

Joseph Barr

Fellows guest lecture and are available on campus to consult with faculty and students one day per quarter. They serve for one year but remain closely connected with the business school after their term ends. They are nominated by business school faculty and staff, voted on by the business school’s executive committee and then inducted by the chancellor.

A list of previous fellows can be viewed at: http://soba.ucr.edu/involved/fellows.html.

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