NV/CA ALUMNI BOARD
William “Bill” Dimopoulos
My friends call me Bill, and I have been in the business and accounting world for about 40 years. I started my college education when I was age 17, but as they say, life happened. I dropped out of school for a full-time job and one thing led to another and before I knew it, I had a wife and two grown adult children. At age 54 and 4 attempts to finish my college education, I returned to school.
I started slowly when I went back to community college for the fifth try in the summer of 2008. After one semester, I received an invitation to join the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK), and I did. I also stepped forward to accept leadership positions within the college’s PTK chapter and also accepted positions in the college’s accounting society club.
After, completing three degrees at American River College I transferred to CSU, Sacramento (CSUS) and was accepted into the College of Business. I joined the Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society, and I became a member of the CSU Accounting Society. I finished with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy in May 2015.
However, I wanted more. Before graduating, I applied to graduate school and was accepted for the fall of 2015 and was informed that I had qualified for a new program, the International Masters of Business Administration (IMBA). The program was developed for students from all over the world. I completed my MBA in September 2016 with honors and accepted membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society (College of Business), and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
I also joined the Nevada/California Regional Alumni Association (NCRAA) in 2011. While as a member of the alumni association I held every elected position, from director to president and every position in between and in 2018 was voted in as alumni advisor.
Some fun facts: My wife graduated from Santa Clara University (BA – Spanish) and earned her master’s degree in Education from CSUS. She taught as a Learning Disabilities Specialist at Merritt College and was a Lecturer in the Deaf Studies Program at CSUS from 1995 – 2020. She is now retired from teaching. She can speak several languages: English, Spanish, French and American Sign Language.
Our daughter also graduated from CSUS with a degree in Humanities and is working on completing her Master’s/Ph.D from the University of Washington.
Teaching is my second career. After earning my MBA, I have been teaching accounting and business courses in two different community college districts and at CSUS for a several years now. I am loving it and looking forward to giving back.