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50th Anniversary


This year, the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at Cal State East Bay celebrates its 50th anniversary.  Since day one, CBE has been the proud home of individuals who go beyond what’s easy to achieve. Our inclusive and supportive environment thrives on collaboration among students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community. We equip students with the tools and insights to achieve their individual goals. And our success is evident in the thousands of alumni who fuel the Bay Area economy and make a difference every day. 

The College of Business and Economics has been building a community that breaks down barriers and opens doors, transforming the lives of tomorrow-makers who dare to go beyond for decades to come.  


Forever Pioneer Weekend kicks off CBE's 50th Anniversary with a virtual tribute on Saturday, 10/17/20 from 1PM-2PM. Walk down memory lane with us and let's celebrate CBE's accomplishments. 


To commemorate this remarkable milestone, CBE will feature 50 stories that have empowered a diverse population with an entrepreneurial spirit to continue a tradition of transformation with us. This site will feature stories about exceptional individuals, historic milestones, memorable events and impactful programs that supported upward mobility in people and the world around us. These are stories that have shaped who we are today and compel us to continue going further. 

Jay Tontz

Under Jay Tontz' leadership, CalState East Bay (Hayward)’s business college gained a local, national, and international reputation for quality and innovation

International Program

A look back at CBE's International Program in Moscow

Daniel Alvarado

Cal State East Bay graduate pushed himself toward success in and out of classroom



Pictured Left to Right: Hugh Elliott, Harry Buttimer, Forrest Mayer, Virgil Salera (Division Head,) Robert Ozaki
Pictured Left to Right: Hugh Elliott, Harry Buttimer, Forrest Mayer, Virgil Salera (Division Head), Robert Ozaki

Our humble beginnings started with just five business classes and has expanded into undergraduate and graduate programs with four departments in Accounting & Finance, Economics, Management and Marketing.  

Contact Us

College of Business and Economics
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
  • VBT Bldg.
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Phone: (510) 885-4331
  • Fax: (510) 885-4884