C-Level Change

MBA offerings evolve with students and the economy

It’s been said a down economy is a boon for Masters of Business Administration programs. The fact that the region has kept the healthy crop of MBA schools it had in 2007, before the economy turned, and even added one would suggest the maxim holds true. But it’s no free ride.

Aug 1, 2011 Bill Romanelli
(Photo courtesy of UOP)

School Custodian

University of the Pacific ramps up its role in the community

The University of the Pacific arrived from San Jose in 1924, planting a brick-and-ivy educational institution in the heart of the San Joaquin agricultural community. Since then, it’s grown to become the second-largest private employer in the county. But, school officials say, the university can still do more in the business community.

Mar 1, 2011 Howard Lachtman

Working lunch with Brice Harris

More than 40 years ago, Brice Harris entered education leadership and vowed never to use money — or lack thereof — as an excuse for the performance of the higher-learning institutions he served. However, he now insists the California Community Colleges System cannot adequately serve the student population without more state funding.

Jan 1, 2011 Douglas Curley

Expanding the Middle

With California’s unemployment statistics among the worst in the nation, there’s no hotter topic right now than jobs: how to keep, expand and create them. Increasingly, policymakers are focused on so-called “middle-skill jobs.”

Jun 1, 2010 Winnie Comstock-Carlson

Of Zip Codes and Schools

Mayor Kevin Johnson cited a statistic in his January state of the city speech that surprised, even shocked, me: In only one of Sacramento’s 19 zip codes are 70 percent or more of third-graders reading at grade level.

Apr 1, 2010 Winnie Comstock-Carlson