B.A. Business Administration, '90
Dia Poole has worked for all branches of government in the State of California, garnering nearly 30 years of public service. Currently, she is a senior governmental affairs analyst for the Judicial Council of California’s Administrative Office of the Courts. Dia has a passion for community service exemplified by her dedication to the CSU Alumni Council where she now serves as secretary.
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. Dia has been a long-time member of the CSUSB Alumni Association and volunteers as a leader on its board of directors. In 2008, Dia was named CSU San Bernardino’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!