B.A. Business Administration, '90
Dia S. Poole retired from the State of California and County of San Bernardino after serving nearly 34 years in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. Prior to her retirement, she served as a legislative advocate in the Judicial Council of California’s Sacramento Office of Governmental Affairs. Dia has a passion for community service exemplified by her dedication to the CSU Alumni Council where she has served as the CSU San Bernardino alumni volunteer and now serves as President. During her two-year term, she will focus on identifying alumni legacy families and recognizing alumni contributions of time and service to their alma mater and the CSU system.
Previously, Dia held the position of vice president of governmental relations, serving as the Council’s liaison to the Office of Advocacy and State Relations on CSU Alumni Legislative Day programming and Legislator of the Year selections. She has also served as Secretary and as a member of the finance committee. Dia has been a long-time member of the CSU San Bernardino Alumni Association, and in 2008, was named CSUSB’s Alumni Advocate of the Year.
My Story, My CSU
- My fondest college memory
Has to be my graduation from CSU San Bernardino. Even though I was a mid-career, returning adult student, my family made a big deal out of it. I received an official class ring from my parents, formal graduation photos, and a restaurant dinner for family members and friends complete with a “cap and gown” cake! I was really moved by their recognition of my accomplishments.
- My favorite professor
There were many that contributed to my success, but I distinctly recall enjoying Steve Levy’s (now Emeritus) classes. He made some difficult management subjects interesting and even enjoyable…and he occasionally threw a great party!
- My first job out of college
I worked full-time for the County of San Bernardino the entire time I was enrolled and used our generous tuition reimbursement program to cover my college costs. Being a working student was tough, but afforded me the opportunity to actively apply what I was learning on the job.
- My proudest accomplishment
Being named CSUSB’s Alumni Advocate of the Year in 2008! I enjoy volunteering with the Alumni Association and encourage all Coyotes to get involved and serve!