After graduating from COD, I moved to the SF Bay area and worked in the restaurant industry as a manager and consultant. I served in the U.S. Navy for two years during
Vietnam and afterwards earned my BS and MBA at CSU,Hayward. I began teaching business courses at COD in 1974. While working at COD, I also earned my Juris Doctor from the University of La Verne College of Law. My service at COD included division chair of several departments and Dean before retiring in 2007. I had the honor of coordinating the $346M bond campaign (Measure B) in 2004 and serving as the interim Executive Director of the COD Foundation during my last year at COD. I will always appreciate the wonderful life that attending, working and playing at COD provided for me and my family. Additionally, my wife, Pamela, and my son, Rick, Jr. are COD graduates.