POMONA Calif. Sizzler chairman emeritus Jim Collins and his wife, Carol, have pledged to match $5 million in donations for a $10 million academic building for The Collins College of Hospitality Management at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, officials said Monday.
The new building will feature an environmentally friendly design and will house expanded programs for the school, which has reported that enrollment has grown 46 percent over the past three years. The college is in the process of developing California's first graduate program in hospitality management.
The college is named for the Collinses, who have been major benefactors over the past 20 years. The school offers the oldest and largest four-year hospitality management program in the state.