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» Graduate Business Association at Chapman University

Mission Statement

The Chapman Graduate Business Association (GBA) provides social and philanthropic opportunities for current students. The board works to enhance the student experience and increase the value of their degree.

Member Benefits

Students elect their own leaders to represent them with the faculty and administration and to make decisions based on peer feedback. Every graduate business student is already a member of the association and dues already come out of their tuition. Each student’s dues are spent on events and opportunities to enhance their time here and build relationships.

How To Join

Every graduate student in the Argyros School of Business and Economics is already a member. You just have to be actively enrolled in classes.

GBA Board Members

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David Dolansky

President
David Dolansky is a first year MBA/MFA candidate at Chapman University. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and received his BS in Management with majors in Marketing and Theater from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). During his time at CWRU, David served as class president all four years, participated in numerous theatrical productions, and was actively involved in volunteer programming. He hopes to continue to explore the entertainment industry as he pursues his passion in filmmaking. David is excited to represent Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics as GBA President this year, and he is committed to fostering school spirit and increasing event opportunities during his term.
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Antonia Cohrs

Vice President
Antonia Cohrs was born and raised in Germany. She has lived in the US for a year in high school, as well as for part of her undergraduate degree. She is in her first year in the MBA program and is interested in pursuing her dream in the fashion industry. Before starting her MBA she worked at adidas for 4 years. At adidas she was part of their future talent team which allowed her to work in 7 different departments over the course of 3 years. Antonia is excited to be representing Chapman as GBA Vice President and is committed to increasing club awareness on the Chapman campus and supporting personal and professional growth for all members. Outside of school Antonia is passionate about sports, being outdoors and travelling. She is always happy to help and will go the extra mile for something she believes in.
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Taylor Gitlin

VP of Marketing & Public Relations
Taylor Gitlin is a first-year MBA candidate at Chapman University. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington in Business Administration and Drama. During her time at UW, Taylor was the creative director and manager of her musical theatre club’s annual gala, which allowed her to combine her organizational and creative skills. Currently, Taylor is interning at a marketing/advertising agency where her responsibilities range from managing a client’s social media to marketing analytics. She is excited to take on the role of Marketing and Public Relations Officer for GBA and hopes to provide a memorable year of fun professional and social events for all members!
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Jamie Williams

Treasurer
Jamie is in her first year of the Joint MBA/MFA in Film and Television Producing Program. When not filling out applications for internships or doing homework, she's spending her time watching Film and TV, running, hiking, and spending time with her dogs. She's also recently fallen in love with the NY Times Crossword.
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Anna Tran

VP of Events & Communication
Anna is a first year MBA candidate at Chapman University. She also received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasize in Marketing and a minor in Advertising from Chapman University. She is currently works in the commercial real estate industry as a Resource Specialist. Anna is passionate about bringing positivity and enthusiasm to the workplace and fostering a healthy collaborative working environment, believing that every team member should feel included and valued. In her spare time, Anna enjoys cooking and inventing her own recipes. She loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, going to the gym, and maintaining an active lifestyle. Anna is excited to take on the role of Event Planner for GBA and hopes to provide a memorable, unique experience for all members.
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Kaysha Nguyen

VP of Events & Communication
Kaysha Nguyen is a second-year MBA candidate at Chapman University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of San Diego. She has experience as a recruiter where she worked with Finance and Accounting professionals to help them find their next job opportunity. She is now an intern at Siemens, a multinational corporation, where she is involved with the business development unit to support software deployment in academic settings. Kaysha is excited to help plan events for GBA while also increasing connections and opportunities for all members.
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Gaby Casas

Ambassador
I'm friendly, dedicated individual who loves a new challenge. I am a first-year MBA student specializing in Strategy and Global Business. Graduating with my degree in Business from Cal State Fullerton, I was born and raised in Orange County and am looking to continue to grow as a leader in the SoCal business landscape. My goal with the MBA is to pivot toward the tech industry, where I can be on the teams most responsible for changing the business environment as we know it. I decided to pursue my MBA at Chapman because of the personalized education and the great connections the university has. Outside of class, you can probably catch me watching an Angels game, or otherwise doing something outdoors or active. You can also catch me trying out whatever new restaurant opened in town, as I love trying new things. As an Ambassador for GBA, I'm excited to help in any way I can to help make the MBA experience a memorable one for everyone.
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Jason Alcon

Ambassadors
Jason Alcon is a first-year MBA candidate studying concentrations in Global Business & Strategic Management. Originally from Honolulu Hawaii, he received his undergraduate degree in Advertising from the University of San Francisco. After graduating, Jason worked in various fields of management including media sales, retail and clinical. He recently moved to Orange County in 2021 and looks forward to working in the technology field upon graduating in May 2023. Outside of school Jason enjoys traveling, going to the beach and eating new foods. He is excited for the opportunity to contribute to Chapman's Graduate Business Association and looks forward to his next two years within the program.