Lam-Larsen Initiatives and Centers

The Lam-Larsen Initiatives are an innovative set of programs, research projects, workshops, speaker events, and other activities designed to have a transformational impact, today and tomorrow, on the thousands of students, faculty and staff at the Lam Family College of Business and across San Francisco State University.

Many of these activities are interdisciplinary and are developed in partnership with businesses, industry/professional associations, nonprofits, and local, state or federal government organizations.

The Lam-Larsen Initiatives are made possible through a generous gift from alumnus Chris Larsen (B.S., ‘84), his wife Lyna Lam and the Rippleworks Foundation. As a result of this gift, the Lam-Larsen Fund for Global Innovation was established. To learn more about this historic $25 million gift, visit the SF State Development website. Several other esteemed donors provide support for specific programs and activities.

The Lam-Larsen Initiatives strengthen the ability of the Lam Family College of Business to respond to shifts within the business sector and to prepare our students to effectively address the demands and challenges resulting from those shifts once they enter the workforce. These initiatives enable SF State students, faculty, alumni and other experts to come together across disciplines to share ideas and think creatively to solve problems, innovate and collaborate on a wide range of projects, domestically and globally. 

Learn about each of our Lam-Larsen Initiatives:

Learn about our Lam-Larsen Centers: