Barowsky School of Business Mission

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Our mission is to educate our students to the very highest academic standards while developing a global orientation, an entrepreneurial attitude, a commitment to sustainability, and a strong sense of ethics and social responsibility.

We fulfill our mission by:

Offering a high-quality curriculum that is grounded in the liberal arts, thoroughly incorporates the knowledge and skills necessary for success in business and leadership, and promotes the Dominican ideals of study, reflection, community, and service.

Providing opportunities for collaborative learning, enriching educational experiences, and other forms of student engagement.

Supporting the faculty’s commitment to applied research and teaching excellence.

Serving as a business and leadership resource for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond through the Institute for Leadership Studies, the Françoise O. Lepage Center for Global Innovation, and other centers and strategic partnerships.

“The Barowsky School provides a personalized business education focused on the student. The schools small size allows faculty to get to know student's goals and aspirations, and personalize the curriculum in a way that makes it transformative.”

Barney Mizel, Board of Trustees Member, Dominican University of California

Meet Our Staff

“My professors really cared about me and about what I was doing. They helped me get internships and they helped to guide me in the right direction. I cannot thank them enough for giving me opportunities.”

Jake Bernstein '15

“Dominican’s business program taught me the soft skills of interacting, networking and presenting. I was able to develop close relationships with professors and get one-on-one mentoring academically, professionally and personally.”

Michelle Mitra '08

Board of Advisors

  • Rajvi Berry

  • Chana Anderson

  • John Caple

  • Kevin Johnson

  • Dennis Joyce

  • Thomas Jung

  • George McCullagh

  • Susan Schultz

  • Kate Wang

  • Leonard Weingarten

  • Rajvi Berry

    Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

    Rajvi Berry has over twenty years of financial service experience including certification as a CPA and Tax Planning at KPMG, Institutional Equities’ Sales at Goldman Sachs both in New York and Hong Kong, and Real Estate investing in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Her work includes creating custom planning and investment solutions for ultra-high net worth families. Rajvi implements wealth management strategies for clients by concentrating on Portfolio management. She focuses on asset allocation, portfolio hedging and lending, retirement and estate-planning strategies. Rajvi has her MBA from the University of Chicago-Booth School of Business in both Finance and Marketing.

    She attended University of Southern California and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and Masters of Science in Taxation. She has a true appreciation for diverse cultures, having lived and worked both in Asia and the United States. She is passionate about working with women and enjoys hosting educational private briefings for women and their ability to manage their financial affairs astutely. Rajvi is a mother of three teenagers and enjoys yoga and cooking. She is also on the Board of 10,000 Degrees, a non-profit organization, in San Rafael, CA.

  • Chana Anderson

    Human Resource Professional

    Chana Anderson is a human resource (HR) professional with over seventeen years of experience and expertise in employee and labor relations, performance management, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness.

    Her HR career spans a multitude of industries including banking, tourism, healthcare and non-profits, where she focused on developing (HR) foundations and implementing strategic employee initiatives, as well as designing and delivering organizational development programs.

    She has traveled internationally as part of HR delegations to impart HR best practices in developing countries, served on multiple non-profit boards and been member of Society for Human Resource Management’s national Employee Relations Special Expertise Panel. Currently, Chana is an item writer and reviewer for the national Professional in Human Resource exam, through the Human Resource Certification Institute, and a frequent speaker on the topic of leadership development.

    Chana is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and as a Compensation Professional. She holds a certificate in Human Resource Management from University California San Diego, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Studies, and a master’s degree in Leadership from St. Mary’s College.

     

  • John Caple

    Chairman, Emeritus, Caple Land Company

    After a career in management, with Procter & Gamble and smaller firms, John Caple came to Dominican to start the business department. That was 1977, with the first class taught that spring, and in 1979 he started the Dominican at Oxford program. He taught at Dominican for ten years and delivered the commencement address in 1986.

    After leaving Dominican he was a strategic consultant, leader of a CEO group, and speaker on vision and mission before CEO groups in the U.S. and abroad. He reconnected with Dominican in 2005 as lead volunteer on the Field of Dreams, which became the John F. Allen Athletic Complex. He served on the Dominican Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2011.

    John earned a BA in Economics from Stanford (where he also played basketball), an MBA from Harvard, and a PhD from Golden Gate University with a thesis on The Executive Soul. He has written 14 books including Finding The Hat That Fits: How To Turn Your Heart’s Desire Into Your Life’s Work, published by Penguin. John and his wife Anne-Marie live in San Rafael.

  • Kevin Johnson

    Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Dodge & Cox

    Kevin Johnson is a vice president and portfolio manager at Dodge & Cox, the investment
    management firm he joined in 1989. Dodge & Cox had $259.3 billion of assets under
    management as of June 30, 2016.

    Kevin is a portfolio manager, working with the firm’s institutional clients. For over
    20 years he was also a Securities Analyst with primary responsibility for the Oil & Gas
    Sector along with analyst experience in the Banking, Consumer Finance, Auto and
    Chemicals Industries. Mr. Johnson is a shareholder of Dodge & Cox, and a Chartered
    Financial Analyst (CFA).

    Kevin is a member of Dodge & Cox’s charitable giving committee and serves on
    the boards of the United Way of the Bay Area and the Boys & Girls Clubs of San
    Francisco. He is also Board Chair of Bridge the Gap College Prep, a Marin City
    organization that provides tutoring and educational support to disadvantaged youth.

  • Dennis Joyce

    Managing Director, Joyce Group

    Dennis Joyce’s accomplishments span a range of complex businesses – large and small, public and private, heavily traded and closely held. He founded the Joyce Group to help clients build exceptional companies through exceptional leadership teams. Prior to this, Dennis conducted executive management and Board level searches for Hodge Partners’ U.S. Consumer Practice. A coach at heart, his passion for building winning teams is what led him to pursue a career in executive search and leadership consulting.

    Dennis’ early years in business were in marketing with Johnson & Johnson, where he grew many of their familiar brands to record sales and market share. His work there was featured in publications including The New York Times and BrandWeek. As Vice President of Marketing at PlanetRx.com, he led the company as it grew to one hundred million dollars in revenues in its first year after its one billion dollar public offering.

    At Robert Mondavi Inc., he rose to Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing and ultimately Chief Operating Officer for the then publicly-traded, global wine company. After the merger of Robert Mondavi with Constellation Brands, he went on to become President of AgraQuest, Inc., a biotech developing transformative technologies for the commercialization of safe and effective pesticides. Throughout his career, and in each of these roles, Dennis consistently demonstrated an ability to build high performance teams that delivered positive business results and organizational improvement. He has hired executives at all levels, both as a hiring manager and as an executive recruiter.

    Dennis received his B.A. from Georgetown University, M.B.A. from The University of Michigan, and also studied at the University of Oxford in England. An avid sports fan, and sometime participant, he played for Georgetown’s junior varsity basketball team.  Today he is happy to ride his road bike around western Marin and the greater Bay Area, and recently completed his fourth century ride.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of San Francisco, the Board of Directors of the Wine Market Council, and the Board of Governors of Georgetown University.

  • Thomas Jung

    CEO, AdvantageTec, Inc.

    Thomas Jung is the CEO, Co-founder and Chairman of AdvantageTec, Inc. – a texting SaaS business in the automobile industries. He has over 20 years executive experience in the technology and software industry. Prior to AdvantageTec, Thomas was on the founding executive team at vAuto as Chief Marketing Officer and was a standing board member; vAuto was purchased by Cox Communications in 2010.  Prior to vAuto, Thomas was the CEO, co-founder and Chairman of Marketdrive Interactive which was purchased in 2000 by Cars.com, a division of Classified Ventures where he became a divisional President and VP Product Development.

    Thomas is an automotive technician by trade having worked for Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porshce AG in Stuttgart Germany.  He also has a Bachelor’s of Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard.

  • George McCullagh

    Banking Professional

    George McCullagh is a banking professional with over 28 years of experience. He was previously Senior Vice President and Regional Manager at Mechanics Bank, leading the bank’s commercial and industrial teams in San Mateo, San Francisco, and Marin counties. Prior to Mechanics Bank, Mr. McCullagh was Senior Vice President and Regional Sales Manager at Wells Fargo in San Francisco. He also held executive regional sales and marketing positions at Civic Bank of Commerce in Oakland and Bank of America in San Francisco.

    In addition to serving on the Board of Advisors at Dominican’s Barowsky School of Business, Mr. McCullagh most recently served two terms as a board member of the Okizu Foundation, a Novato-based non-profit dedicated to supporting the childhood cancer community. He received a bachelor’s degree in Finance/Marketing at the University of Santa Clara, and his mother was a 1939 graduate of Dominican College. He resides in San Rafael.

     

  • Susan Schultz

    Vice President, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

    Susan Schultz recently joined the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy as Vice President, Business Operations.  Prior to joining the Parker Institute, Susan spent much of her professional life at the University of California.  For the past eight years she was the Dean of Administration and Finance in UC San Francisco’s School of Dentistry.  Susan was recognized with the Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional University Management for her contributions to UCSF.

    Susan is frequently asked to be a speaker or panelist on the topics of management, diversity and employee development.  A skilled mediator and facilitator, Susan’s passions are exemplified in her volunteer work, serving on boards of organizations supporting education and cancer patients.  She holds a BA in Communications from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican. Susan resides in San Rafael and in her free time can be found attending youth sporting events with her husband, rooting for their children’s teams.

     

  • Kate Wang

    Vice President, MyCOS, Beijing, China

    Kate Wang is Vice President of MyCOS and is responsible for international business development. At MyCOS, Kate is leading the development of business partnerships with international consulting firms to introduce world-class strategic higher education consulting services to China, and also collaborating with these firms and international research organizations to bring MyCOS’ deep survey expertise abroad to foreign universities and institutions. Her work in the nonprofit and higher education sectors has spanned Paris, Beijing, Chicago, Boston and New York.

    Prior to joining MyCOS, Kate was at CCS, an international fundraising consulting firm, where she worked with clients in higher education and healthcare, and contributed to one of the firm’s most significant projects: fundraising $100 million in under six months for Schwarzman Scholars, an elite academic program at Tsinghua University seed-funded by the Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Blackstone Group, Stephen A. Schwarzman. Kate managed operations for an innovative microfinance not-for-profit with programs in Mexico and Tanzania, and worked at the Harvard China Fund and at the Clinton Foundation in China. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and French from Harvard College, a master’s degree in education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and speaks English, French, Mandarin and Spanish. She has also been a board member of the Harvard Clubs of Paris and Chicago.

  • Leonard Weingarten

    Director Business Development, San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

    Leonard Weingarten has a rich track record in developing, marketing and managing successful business, nonprofit and civic partnerships, high profile events and economic development and workforce development programs. Prior to joining the San Rafael Chamber in 2010, Leonard was a Business Advisor with the Small Business Development Center, a national (federally funded) program that provides free and low cost services to current and future business owners. He directed various Marin and Sonoma Counties marketing activities and managed a two county youth entrepreneurial program that exceeded its student participation goal by more than 700%.

    Previously, at Enterprise for High School Students, a San Francisco city-wide youth employment agency, Leonard created a new department spearheading their partnerships with the business sector. During his tenure, Enterprise was nationally honored by the United States Department of Labor.

    Earlier in his career, his sports and entertainment achievements included marketing and public relations for two Summer Olympic Games; the Rose Bowl Parade and Game; projects with the Oakland Raiders; fundraisers featuring Ray Charles; and the entertainment for a Mass by Pope John Paul II. Leonard also designed a sports marketing/event management course which he taught at UC Berkeley for five years to an international audience.

    Leonard has a BA from California State University – Chico, and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of San Francisco. A graduate of the San Rafael Leadership Institute and Leadership San Francisco, Leonard serves on the Advisory Board of the Barowsky School of Business at Dominican, Working Solutions North Bay, Business and the Information Systems Department at the College of Marin and serves on the Destination Management and Technology and Entrepreneurship Committees for Marin Economic Forum.

     

     

     

     

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Barowsky School of Business

50 Acacia Avenue
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For program inquiries contact the Barowsksy School of Business 415.458.3737 or bsb@dominican.edu.