As Sr. Director of Human Resources, Staffing & Partnerships at SearchPros Staffing, Ronnie L. Cobb is a proud CRC Alumnus.
Ronnie never planned to attend CRC; he was actively recruited by many colleges and declined an offer to attend UC Davis. After talking to his mother, he decided CRC was a good place to continue his academic growth while determining which university he would attend. He entered CRC in 1985 as a psychology major while playing basketball for the Hawks. It wasn’t long before, on the advice of Professor Tom Duhane who told Ronnie to follow his heart, that he changed his major. He had found his true passion—Human Resources and the School of Business.
One of his favorite memories of CRC is his first day at summer basketball workouts a week after graduating from Hiram W. Johnson High School. And the day he took his first business class. What’s his funniest memory you may be wondering? With chagrin, Ronnie recounts an incident where one of his teammates felt practice was a little too intense and played a joke on the coach. Needless to say, the coach was not pleased, but the memory puts a smile in Ronnie’s face to this day.
After graduating in 1987, Ronnie continued to play basketball while interning in Human Resources. He is still in touch with many of his classmates and has even hired many friends over the years. When asked to describe CRC in three words, the three that immediately come to mind for Ronnie are Community, Legacy, Foundation.
30 years later, Ronnie is a successful businessman, father, and proud Hawk. Reflecting on his time at CRC, Ronnie states “it’s not about where you go, it’s about what you gain on your journey. CRC gives you an opportunity to become educated among a diverse population while celebrating your individuality.”
Ronnie believes CRC was a place to plant roots, grow, and become a more mature, better version of himself. He is forever grateful for the foundation of education and principles he learned at CRC and he incorporates these into his daily life. Ronnie now serves on the CRC Foundation Board of Directors.