Industry Leader Guerrero Awarded Honorary Degree by Cal State - Chico
Concrete industry leader Doug Guerrero will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD) degree by California State University - Chico during its commencement on Sunday, May 21 to recognize Mr. Guerrero’s service to the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program and its students, as well as his leadership on the University Foundation Board of Governors. Mr. Guerrero was instrumental in establishing the first Concrete Industry Management (CIM) degree program in the Western U.S. in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management (ECC)—making Chico State home to one of only four CIM programs in the country.
Mr. Guerrero cofounded the CIM program and, in 2005, was elected chair of the Chico CIM Patrons—a philanthropic group of individuals and organizations that have donated more than $3.6 million to support the program. Mr. Guerrero also serves on the CIM National Steering Committee, which provides scholarship and programming support to the four universities with concrete industry programs. In addition to Chico State, those universities are Middle Tennessee State University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Texas State University. Together, the local CIM Patrons and national CIM program have supported CSU - Chico by funding student scholarships, supporting faculty salaries, helping renovate the ECC Concrete Lab and hosting annual networking events that have resulted in a 100 percent job-placement rate for CIM graduates.
Mr. Guerrero is a former Navy lieutenant and holds an executive MBA from St. Mary’s College of California and a bachelor of science degree in architectural engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Before retiring to Chico in 2007, he held executive positions at some of the largest cement and concrete companies in the world, including CEMEX, RMC, Lone Star Industries Inc., and Kaiser Cement Corporation.