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Ezekiel Bonillas Bio

Dr. Ezekiel Bonillas

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Ezekiel Bonillas-Bio

Joined the Entrepreneurship Team in 2014 as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship; Joined full-time as Assistant Professor in August 2022.

Ezekiel Bonillas founded his first small business when he was just 16; the proceeds paid for his college tuition. After completing his MBA in Entrepreneurship at CSUSB, he sold that business and launched a career as a loan officer at a community bank. After several years of helping other entrepreneurs fund their dreams, Ezekiel founded a boutique consulting business and went on to work for the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership in Palms Springs, launched the Small Business Development Center program in 2012. In his role as CVEP’s vice president of entrepreneurship, he oversaw the Small Business Development Center and worked with small businesses across the valley in obtaining capital and resources to expand and thrive. Ezekiel most recently served as director of Economic Development for the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians and has been an adjunct faculty member at CSUSB since 2014, teaching courses in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Management. In May 2022, Ezekiel received his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management

Most Admired Entrepreneur:

Mickie Riley, founder of Rilington Group, a southern California home builder. He has a great story of building a great company, nearly losing it all and rebounding. His down-to-earth approach and strong work ethic are contagious. Also, Gary Vaynerchuk, founder of several successful ventures. His zero nonsense approach on success/entrepreneurship and the long road to get there, serves as reminder that you just have to put in the work, be committed, and disciplined. The payoff takes time, its not for the fainthearted.

CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship Faculty
CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship Faculty Listings

Faculty Position / Areas of Responsibility
Dr. Michael Stull Director of the School of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship /IECE
Steve Abbott Entrepreneur in Residence, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship
Frank Almeida Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
AJ Beechko Adjunct Professor of Law and Entrepreneurship
Dr. Ezekiel Bonillas Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Mariatu Browne Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
William G. Donohoo Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Monica Estrella Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Karla Gonzalez Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Peiyi Jia Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Anna Long-Ruboyianes Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Vincent McCoy Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Mitch Morris Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Patrick Person Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Lisa Rios Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Ernie Silvers Lecturer of Entrepreneurship
Michelle Skiljan Adjunct Professor of Law and Entrepreneurship
Johanna Smith Professor of Theatre Education, Improvisation, & Puppetry, College of Arts & Letters
Dr. John Tillquist Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
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