Virtual Tribute

Thank you for being a part of CBE's 50th anniversary virtual tribute. 

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 1PM


  • Welcome by President Leroy Morishita
  • Introduction by Dean George Low
  • Voices of Tomorrow-makers
  • A Conversation with Jack Acosta, Keynote Speaker
  • Today's Tomorrow-makers - Dr. Izzet Darendeli (Assistant Professor of Management) moderates a panel of alumni entrepreneurs

Watch the Virtual Tribute to CBE's 50th Anniversary

Intro by J.R. Havlan

President Morishita

Intro by Dean Low

A Conversation with Jack Acosta

Voices of Tomorrow-Makers

Alumni Entrepreneurship Panel


JR Havlan

J.R. Havlan (BS '87 Business Administration)

J.R. Havlan, an eight-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer will host our event. His credits include writing for The Daily Show, The Tonight Show, Academy Awards, National Geographic's Explorer, and many more. 

jack acosta

Jack Acosta (BS '75 Business Administration, MBA '78)

An influential civic and business leader, keynote speaker Jack Acosta was instrumental in the growth and development of several prominent national and international companies, serving as EVP & CFO of Sybase, Portal Software, and Ungermann-Bass; and President & COO, Tanon Manufacturing, among others. He serves on the boards of the Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation, as well as Five9 and Rimini Street. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by California State University in 2010. 

mike coke

Mike Coke (BSBA ’90), Founder & President, Terreno Realty Corporation

Mr. Coke co-founded Terreno Realty Corporation and has served as president and as a director since February 2010. His illustrious career included serving as chief financial officer of AMB, now Prologis, Inc. and president and chief executive officer of IAT Aviation Facilities, Inc., a listed Canadian Income Trust. Mr. Coke currently serves as a director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions.


Elnaz Sarraf (BA '12, Art), Founder & CEO, Roybi Robot

Elnaz is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in technology, business, sales, and marketing. Currently, Elnaz is the CEO and Founder of ROYBI; an investor-backed EdTech company focusing on early childhood education, AI, and robotics, that recently raised $4.2 million in its seed round. Elnaz is also a Board Member at the Consumer Technology Association, Small Business Council.


Deka Dike (MBA ‘20), Founder, Omatochi

Deka is the CEO/Founder of Omatochi, a start-up that helps connect first-generation Asian-American with their families in China by providing in-home care to their elders back home and giving them the technology to track and monitor their care. Deka is generous with her volunteer time; she serves on the board of INISO Youth Foundation and on the advisory board of Junior Achievement.



Ubong Usen (MBA ‘20), Founder, President & CEO, INISO Youth Foundation

Ubong is the Founder, President & CEO of INISO Youth Foundation, a non-profit NGO centered on building a platform for youth empowerment in Nigeria through sports, arts, and entertainment while simultaneously teaching them workforce skills to help discover a brighter future. He is an advocate for disenfranchised youth and believes that given the opportunity they will thrive in today's world.

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