Community Engagement

One of the strategic priorities at the Lam Family College of Business is Community Engagement.  We dedicate resources to developing strong and sustained connections and working collaboratively with the business, academic and alumni communities.  Through these efforts, we execute specialized programs, events, research projects and other engaging activities that expand the knowledge, skills, opportunities and networks of our students, faculty and staff.


Women’s Emerging Leadership Forum (WELF)

An annual event, the Women’s Emerging Leadership Forum provides an engaging environment for participants to enhance their leadership skills, learn insights on career advancement, and expand their professional network. The event features a series of accomplished speakers and interactive activities that leave participants feeling inspired and empowered.

WELF 2022 Planning Team

To contact us about the Women's Emerging Leadership Forum, please email us at

Gulnur Tumbat

Gulnur Tumbat, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing
Director, Lam-Larsen Community Engagement Initiative 

Bruce Heiman

Bruce Heiman, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor of International Business

Venoo Kakar

Venoo Kakar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics

Chenghao (Matt) Hu

Chenghao (Matt) Hu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics

Jingmei Li

Jingmei Li, Ph.D.
HR Consultant and Lecturer Faculty, Management Department

Robert David headshot

Robert David
Executive Director CSHRP
Silicon Valley Executive Education Professional Faculty
Board Member, The Gratitude Network

Other Activities

Annual Community Engagement Performance Awards

Each year during the spring semester, the Lam-Larsen Community Engagement Initiative invites applications from faculty and staff of the Lam Family College of Business for the Community Engagement Performance Awards. A Selection Committee comprised of LFCoB faculty and a community member/alum review applications and select up to three award recipients. Follow the link to read about the current year's award recipients and past awardees:


Gulnur Tumbat

Gulnur Tumbat, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing
Director, Lam-Larsen Community Engagement Initiative