SEA alumna on being an academic practitioner

When longtime executives, such as SEA alumna and CSUS professor Deanna Daly, decide to go back to school to teach, they often get an education in the process.

Deanna Daly - Principal, Daly Consulting Group and Faculty, California State University Sacramento

Deanna Daly - Principal, Daly Consulting Group and Faculty, California State University Sacramento

β€œAt first, picking up the occasional guest lecture at Sacramento State was "just for fun," said Deanna Daly. Daly has a long history with the university, from earning her undergraduate and MBA degrees there to maintaining an active presence in its alumni association. 

Daly spent the first half of her career with startups, followed by large corporations like Hewlett-Packard and Siemens, where she held positions in strategic planning and procurement. When she had her first child, the prospect of teaching became even more appealing.

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