CSU Alumni


Ross Goodwin
Chair, Finance & Development Committee
Sonoma State University
B.S. Physics and Mathematics, '78

A 1978 SSU graduate with a BS in Physics and Mathematics, Ross Goodwin furthered his studies with an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley. As a 26-year veteran of Hewlett-Packard Company in marketing management and internal consulting to executives, Ross honed extensive experience in customer loyalty, voice of the customer feedback (VOC), sales support, sales training, service support, and new product definition/introduction within the high technology B2B environment.

My Story, My CSU

  • My favorite college course
    History of Theater, because it opened up a whole new love in my life.
  • My favorite professor
    Dr. Joe Tenn, emeritus physics professor and my advisor. Dr. Tenn started the thrilling “What Physicists Do” series which continues to inspire physics students today.
  • My college advice
    Stay connected with the students and faculty as you move forward in life.
  • My proudest accomplishment
    My three amazing children.