George Argyros, Jr. is the founder and president of Elite Financial Group, LLC. In addition to providing financial services through this California-based company, George Argyros, Jr. sits on the board of directors for the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University. The school was recently reaccredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
AACSB is a non-profit corporation that has helped legitimize business schools in the United States since 1916. Business schools that wish to receive AACSB accreditation can volunteer for an AACSB Accreditation Review. During this review, the school must furnish AACSB with proof of eligibility.
Detailed reports on the school’s programs, an overview of the school’s mission, and a thorough review of the school’s staff and admission policies are part of the review process. Prior to giving a business school accreditation, the AACSB also investigates the school’s use of resources and examines each offered degree to ensure that students are prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation.
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A senior executive with a substantial background in the real estate and insurance industries, George Argyros, Jr., founded the Elite Financial Group, LLC, in 2003 and has since served as its president. In addition to his professional activities, George Argyros, Jr., is a member of the board of directors of the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University.
The Argyros School works to both provide students with the skills to succeed in a competitive business environment and to inspire future business leaders to solve pressing social issues. One student, John Cefalu, exemplified these qualities with the founding of Health 2 Humanity, a social enterprise supporting African orphanages. Inspired by a high school charity mission, Cefalu set out to make affordable, all-natural soap bars available in the developing world.
Every soap bar sold through the Health 2 Humanity website enables four bars to be provided to children in Africa. Since its inception in 2013, Health 2 Humanity has provided over 4,000 bath bars and 5,000 laundry bars to orphans, virtually eliminating skin rashes and reducing illness by 25 percent. Additionally, profits from soap bar sales also support vocational training and microloans to young African entrepreneurs.