College of Professional & International Education
Richard Hollingsworth

The Richard Hollingsworth Professional Development Scholarship fund honors the memory of a visionary who believed passionately in education and self-determination and who was devoted to his community. Richard was a founding member of the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) Policy & Steering Committee at CSULB. As a member of METRANS' Advisory Board, he was an enthusiastic and creative voice for METRANS outreach programs. 

Richard was committed to education and training. His participation, leadership, and guidance were vital to the creation of one of CITT’s flagship programs, the Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) Professional Desig­nation, internationally recognized as one of the finest training programs in the goods move­ment industry. He taught and served as the first coordinator of the program. Literally hundreds of successful transportation professionals owe their achievement to some extent to Richard Hollingsworth's dedication to education.

Upon taking the reins of the Gateway Cities Partnership, Inc., in 1998, Richard energetically launched his broad vision of comprehensive economic development in S.E. Los Angeles County. He knew that education, jobs, and investment in decent housing were desperately needed in the region's poorest communities. He spent the remainder of his life in unprecedented and innovative projects to bring his generous vision to reality.  He devoted his life to improving opportunities for those less fortunate.

The College of Professional and International Education (CPIE) at California State Univer­sity, Long Beach is extremely proud to honor Richard’s memory through the establishment of the Richard Hollingsworth Professional Development Scholar­ship Fund. The fund enables outstanding students in our community with limited resources to enroll in our most distinguished professional development programs.

The fund also salutes Richard’s many impressive accomplishments on behalf of Southern California including:

CPIE welcomes your inquiries regarding the fund. We hope you will join us as we honor Richard in the finest way we can, by enabling others to follow in his footsteps. Donations will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.

To apply for the Richard Hollingsworth Professional Development Scholarship, download the application here.

For more information, please contact:

Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT)
6300 E. State University Drive, Ste. 104
Long Beach, CA 90815-4678
(562) 985-2876

Checks may be sent to the address above. You may also donate online at our secure website: Thank you!

Founding Sponsor

Los Angeles Transportation Club

Created in 1924, the club is a forum where transportation professionals, shippers and suppliers share solutions, foster relationships, and provide support for more than 200 members and the community. The LATC offers many benefits, including regular meetings, presentations, and special events.  You can learn more at or call 562-856-9197.LA Transportation Club