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College of Business

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To inspire the practice of responsible business, balancing profit, people, ethics, equity, and planet, we promote the success of our ethnically and economically diverse students by facilitating engaged learning involving real-world challenges, conduct practice-relevant research and collaborate with community and regional partners.

Dean and Staff

Dr. Marylou Shockley will serve as Interim Dean in the College of Business effective July 2021.
Dr. Shockley served as chair for the College of Business since joining CSUMB in Fall 2006. She co-developed and successfully launched the MBA program with Dr. Murray Millson in 2008, designed nine courses for the college, and secured over $1.4 million in grant funding. While serving as chair, she has continued her research and consistently published. Dr. Shockley has participated in countless committees throughout the College of Business. 

Outside of the college, she served on the University RTP committee for four years. She served on ASEC for the last four years, on faculty affairs for two years, and was part of the Senate Curriculum Committee Counsel as the College of Business representative for the previous six years. Before Dean Kamath arrived in Fall 2013, Marylou helped establish the Tanimura Family Foundation, an annual scholarship that provides full tuition to four agribusiness students. In addition, Dr. Shockley worked with Carol Davis to set up the Friends and Family Scholarship. She recently helped establish and donated to two faculty fellowships and one staff award, given annually. In the local community, Marylou has served as the president and board member for the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation, been involved with the Small Business Development Center, and as an external reviewer of “Salute to Small Business” applications for the KSBW news station. 

Dr. Shockley earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from the University of Hawaii; a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California; and a PhD in philosophy-business from Oxford University in England.


College of Business
Business & Information Technology Building
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA  93955 -8001

Marylou Shockley, Interim Dean: 831-582-3547 or

Aaron Snyder, Administrative Analyst: 831-582-5279 or

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