Occidental College

Occidental College

Occidental College

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Company Description

In 1887, the year a group of knowledge-thirsty Presbyterians founded "The Occidental University of Los Angeles, California," a Kansas prohibitionist named Harvey Wilcox purchased a ranch just west of the city, naming it Hollywood. Tuition in 1888, the year Oxy opened its doors, was $50. The new college wasn't exactly swamped with applicants: 40 students enrolled that fall. Southern California's oldest football rivalry? Not UCLA-USC. Oxy and Pomona first squared off in 1895 -- preceding those other guys by more than 30 years. Student body president Clarence Spaulding became Oxy's first Rhodes Scholar in 1908. Today, Oxy still has more Rhodes Scholars (10) than USC (9). Big changes came to campus in 1926: freshmen were required to live on campus for the first time, and the Oxy basketball team had to adjust to playing indoors after Alumni Gymnasium was built. Sammy Lee '43's first gold medal in diving at the 1948 London Games wasn't Oxy's first Olympic hardware: Tigers have won a total of seven medals. If Oxy were a country, we'd be tied with Israel and Tunisia. In 1992, with the nation's eyes on Los Angeles during the largest riots the country had seen since the '60s, Occidental was recognized on the front page of The Wall Street Journal for its forward-thinking stance on diversity. A knight who hits people with a chicken? A commanding officer of a naval base and the Girl Scouts? The James Dean of disability studies? There are some brilliant characters among our notable alumni.

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Executives & Employees

Professor Affiliated Faculty, History

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

General Counsel

Chief for Administrative Affairs

Associate, Dean, Professor of Chemistry

Vice President Academic Affairs & Dean of College

Vice President of Enrollment & Dean of Admission

Senior Associate Dean of Students

AVP of Finance/Controller

Vice President for ITS, Chief Information Officer

Board of Directors

Chairman at CPM Systems, Inc.

Co-Founding Managing Partner at Atago Pacific Partners

Education Director at The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

Director-Applied Physics Laboratory at University of Washington

Distinguished Alumni
Stephen F. Cooper is now Chief Executive Officer at Warner Music Group Corp.
Daniel D. Springer is now President, Chief Executive Officer, Director at DocuSign, Inc.
Adam D. Portnoy is now President & Chief Executive Officer at The RMR Group, Inc.
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Advisors & Consultants

Founded in 1973, Cambridge Associates LLC is a registered investment advisor located in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm has four global affiliates providing investment advisory, research, performance reporting, and in some cases, investment management services. These include: Cambridge Associates Ltd. (London), Cambridge Associates Asia Pte Ltd. (Singapore), Cambridge Associates LLC (US and Australia), and Cambridge Associates Investment Consultancy (Beijing) LTD. They also have a non-depository trust company affiliate, Cambridge Associates Fiduciary Trust LLC. In addition to these entities, Cambridge and their affiliates have established various entities to serve as general partners and/or managing members for their single investor funds and single manager funds. These affiliated entities include Brook Street Ltd.; Cambridge Associates Resources LLC; and Church Green Ltd.All of Cambridge's clients are accredited investors and nearly all are also qualified purchasers. Their clients include colleges and universities, foundations, and other non-profit institutions, including museums and libraries, independent schools, religious institutions, professional and research institutions, service organizations, and performing arts institutions.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
Total Enterprise Value
Earnings Per Share
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$100K +
$1,000 - $2,499
$1,000 - $4,999
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
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Mesa Energy Systems, Inc. Engineering, Construction & Architecture | Irvine, CA

Part of EMCOR Group, Inc., Mesa Energy Systems is an American company located in Irvine, CA. The firm provides heating, ventilation, air conditioning and building automation. EMCOR Group, Inc. acquired Mesa Energy Systems on 31 Dec 98.

Pacific National Group, Inc. Engineering, Construction & Architecture | Irwindale, CA

Pacific National Group is engaged in providing construction services. It offers pre and post construction, project support, and implementation services to customers in Arizona and Southern California. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Irwindale, CA.

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