Business Society focusing on how to manage a start-up

Dick Dadamo

Dick Dadamo

Philanthropist and Tech Coach Angel member Dick Dadamo will discuss “Managing Your Start-up” at the 11 a.m. April 29 meeting of the Brandman Business Society.

The meeting will be a virtual presentation. Instructions on how to be included are available from Deborah Ferber, assistant professor in the School of Business and Professional Studies. Contact her at

In addition to being the founding director of several small start-ups and businesses, Dadamo has served on publicly traded boards as well as a CEO and a COB at Burroughs, Unisys, Electronic Memories and TRW. After years of sitting on publicly traded boards, he retired and started investing, mentoring and coaching small business and start-ups.

Never too early to start thinking about commencement

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Graduation season may seem a long way away, but plans are already well underway at Brandman University. With nine ceremonies beginning in early May and ending in June and spread across eight locations in California and Washington, it takes an army of volunteers to make each event special for the graduates and their families. [Read more…]

Brandman University receives Institutional Transformation award from ACE

Elizabeth Kiss, president, Agnes Scott College, and Brandman Chancellor Gary Brahm. The schools received the Institutional Transformation Awards for their categories of student popuations.

Elizabeth Kiss, president, Agnes Scott College, and Brandman Chancellor Gary Brahm. The schools received the Institutional Transformation Awards for their categories of student populations. Photos by Tim Trumble for ACE

Chancellor Gary Brahm accepted the American Council on Education (ACE)/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation on behalf of Brandman University at ACE’s 99th annual meeting on Sunday, March 12. Brandman won for the category of institutions serving student populations of 5,001 or more. Agnes Scott College in Georgia received the award for those up to 5,000 students. [Read more…]

Education Expos benefit school districts, job seekers, university

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Six Brandman University campuses hosted Education Expos on Saturday. Statewide, the events put representatives from 59 school districts in touch with 363 attendees. About 20 job offers were in the works by the end of the events, with many more applications gathered by school districts. [Read more…]

Brandman Ed.D candidates win Innovation Tournament

Tournament winners

2017 Innovation Tournament winners from Riverside.

From our childhood, most of us can look at a cardboard box and can see so much more than just a vessel to ship items: it can be a fort, a rocket or a boat.

Put it in the hands of a Brandman Doctorate of Education in organizational leadership (Ed.D.) candidate, and it becomes an education tool. [Read more…]

Doctoral students immersed in learning to ‘Make It Matter’

Scott Mautz

Scott Mautz, author of “Make It Matter,” talks about motivating employees at the Brandman University Ed.D. immersion in Costa Mesa, California.

If you want to train the next generation of transformational leaders, it makes sense that you introduce them to someone who is one.

And that’s why Saturday morning a roomful of eager students, alumni and potential students in Brandman University’s Doctorate of Education in organizational leadership program were hanging on every word offered by Scott Mautz, a Proctor & Gamble veteran who now leads his own company focusing on leadership and employee engagement and is the author of “Make It Matter,” a guidebook to employee motivation. [Read more…]

Community rallies around Yuba City athletic director and Brandman student after accident

River Valley High athletic director Phil McCaulley, right, pictured with his wife, Elizabeth, was involved in a diving accident last week while in Hawaii. Phil McCaulley is a Brandman student.

UPDATE: Phil McCauley is now at UC Davis Medical Hospital awaiting further surgery after being transported from Hawaii Thursday afternoon.  The campaign to support him and his family continues.

The Yuba City community is rallying around Phil McCaulley, athletic director at River Valley High School and a student in Brandman University’s online M.A. in educational leadership and administration program (M.A.-ELA). McCaulley was injured while on vacation in Hawaii with his family. While diving through a wave, he hit his head on the ocean floor and broke his neck in several places.  [Read more…]

JBLM campus honors two with Service Member Scholar designations

Two students at Brandman University’s campuses at Joint Base LewisMcChord are being recognized for their achievements, both in the military and in the classroom. The students honored for the 2016 Service Member Scholar award are Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alicia Britton-Vasquez and Air Force Maj. Tyrone Clark.   [Read more…]

Brandman University named a 2017 Military Friendly® School

mfs17_designationsquareFor the seventh consecutive year, Brandman University is a Military Friendly® School chosen by Victory Media, a leader in connecting the military and civilian worlds. Now in its 14th year for companies and eighth year for post-secondary schools, Victory Media’s Military Friendly® ratings recognize colleges and companies with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service and military spouses. [Read more…]

Monterey campus named a top test center for CLEP

00515-029-clep-military-top-test-center-banner-300x250For the third consecutive year, the Monterey campus of Brandman University is a Top 25 Military Test Center for the College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test.

Most of the students who take CLEP tests at the Monterey campus are soldiers stationed at the Presidio of Monterey, many of whom are completing their degrees at the Defense Language Institute (DLI). The campus also supports local students seeking to complete some of their general education and elective credits through CLEP exams. [Read more…]

Brandman University’s Ann-Marie Delgado is a ‘Champion of Change’

Ann-Marie Delgado

Ann-Marie Delgado

Ann-Marie Delgado, a Brandman alumna and adjunct faculty member in Modesto, will be one of 10 people honored at the White House as “Champions of Change” for extracurricular enrichment, afterschool and summer programs that create opportunities for girls on Friday, Sept. 30. [Read more…]

Naval Base Kitsap’s Navy College remains open while others close

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-12-26-31-pmThe Navy is closing 16 of 20 Navy College offices around the country on Oct. 1 due to budget cuts, but Bangor Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor, Washington, will keep its Navy College staff one more year. The Navy College offices at  Everett and Whidbey Island bases, also in Washington, will close.

Brandman University campuses at both Bangor and Whidbey Island remain open. “We’re worried students will hear that the Navy College is closing its offices, and will think that the universities are leaving, too,” said Jennifer Perryman, Brandman University campus director at Bangor. “We are still here to serve students who want to earn their degrees, although we’re concerned about our ability going forward to communicate with sailors on base to let them know we’re here.” [Read more…]