Our Trustees

Dick Ackerman

Richard C. Ackerman

  • Position: Attorney at Law | State Senator (Ret.)
  • Company: Ackerman Consulting
  • Year of appointment: 2005
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Stewardship Committee
    • Member | School of Law Dean's Campaign Cabinet

Philip K. Anthony, Ph.D.

Philip K. Anthony, Ph.D.

  • Position: Chief Executive Officer
  • Company: DecisionQuest
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee | Representing the School of Medicine
    • Chair | Department of Surgery Advisory Board

Mike Arias

Michael D. R. Arias ’11

  • Position: Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee

Richard Arum, Ph.D.

Richard Arum, Ph.D.

  • Position: Dean & Professor of Education, School of Education
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2018
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee

Jackie Barbera

Jackie M. Barbera

  • Position: Executive Director | The UCI Foundation
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2009
  • UCI involvement:
    • Foundation Secretary

Amer Boukai'87

Amer A. Boukai '87

  • Position: President
  • Company: Continental Food Management
  • Year of appointment: 2011

 


Richard Bridgford

Richard K. Bridgford, Esq.

  • Position: Partner
  • Company: Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian
  • Year of appointment: 2010
  • UCI involvement:
    • UCIF General Counsel
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee

Jane Buchan

Jane Buchan, Ph.D.

  • Position: CEO and Managing Director
  • Company: PAAMCO | Pacific Alternative Asset Management Co.
  • Year of appointment: 2012
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment & Finance Committee
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean's Advisory Board
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Center for Investment & Wealth Management

Paul Butterworth '81

Paul E. Butterworth '81

  • Position: CTO
  • Company: VANTIQ
  • Year of appointment: 2011
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Audit Committee
    • Member | Bren School of ICS Dean's Leadership Council

Bruce Cahill

Bruce E. Cahill

  • Position: CEO, Founder, and Chairman
  • Company: Centaur Corporation
  • Year of appointment: 2006

 


Hazem Chehabi

Hazem H. Chehabi, M.D.

  • Position: Owner & President
  • Company: Newport Diagnostic Center
  • Year of appointment: 2006
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Dean's Leadership Council

Salma Chehabi '13

Salma A. Chehabi '13

  • Position: Genetic Counselor
  • Year of appointment: 2008
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | Alumni Association Board of Directors

Carol J. Choi ’85

Carol J. Choi ’85

  • Position: Founder
  • Company: United Exchange Corporation
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Stewardship Committee
    • Member | UCI Alumni Association Board of Directors

Eugene W. Choi ’86, MBA ’01

Eugene W. Choi ’86, MBA ’01

  • Position: President & CEO
  • Company: United Exchange Corporation
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Stewardship Committee
    • Member | Chief Executive Roundtable

D. Robinson (Bob) Cluck

D. Robinson Cluck '78

  • Position: Chairman & Co-Founder
  • Company: Canterbury Consulting
  • Year of appointment: 2014
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair | UCIF Investment & Finance Committee
    • Member | Dean's Leadership Society, School of Social Sciences

Kate Duchene, J.D.

Kate Duchene, J.D.

  • Position: President & CEO
  • Company: Resources Global Professionals
  • Year of appointment: 2017

Joseph Dunn

Joseph L. Dunn

  • Position: Senator (Ret.) | Consultant
  • Company: UCI School of Law
  • Year of appointment: 2004

 


Lucy Dunn

Lucy Dunn

  • Position: President and CEO
  • Company: Orange County Business Council
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI Involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee
    • Member | School of Law Dean’s Advisory Council
    • Member | Chief Executive Roundtable

John Evans

John R. Evans

  • Position: Regional Managing Director (Ret.)
  • Company: Wells Fargo Bank
  • Year of appointment: 2007
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investement & Finance Committee
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board
    • Member | School of Physical Sciences Leadership Council

Douglas Freeman

Douglas K. Freeman, J.D., LL.M.

  • Position: Executive Chair and CEO
  • Company: OC Music & Dance
  • Year of appointment: 1999
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | UCIF Trustee Engagement Committee
    • Member | School of Physical Sciences Leadership Council

Ed Fuller

Ed D. Fuller

  • Position: President & CEO
  • Company: The Group at Laguna
  • Year of appointment: 2010
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean's Advisory Board
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean's Leadership Council

John Gerace '87

John D. Gerace '87

  • Position: President
  • Company: DiaSorin Molecular, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2014
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | School of Physical Sciences Leadership Council

Howard Gillman

Howard Gillman, Ph.D.

  • Position: Chancellor
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2013
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee

Brian Hervey

Brian T. Hervey, CGPP, CFRE

  • Position: Vice Chancellor, University Advancement & Alumni Relations
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • President | The UCI Foundation

Julie Hill

Julie Hill

  • Position: Corporate Director
  • Company: Anthem | Lord Abbett Mutual Funds
  • Year of appointment: 2011
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair | The UCI Foundation
    • Chair | Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member | UCIF Trustee Engagement Committee
    • Member | School of Law Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | Susan Samueli Center of Integrative Medicine Board of Advisors
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean's Advisory Board
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Center for Real Estate Advisory Board
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Center for Digital Innovation

Gary Hunt

Gary H. Hunt

  • Position: Partner
  • Company: California Strategies, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2010
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member  | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member  | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member  | UCIF Trustee Engagement Committee
    • Member  | School of Law Dean's Advisory Council

Sandra J. Jackson

Sandra J. Jackson

  • Position: Co-Founder
  • Company: Samueli Academy
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee | Representing the School of Education
    • Member | UCIF Stewardship Committee
    • Member | School of Education Dean’s Advisory Board
    • Member | School of Education Dean’s Leadership Council
    • Member | Center for Unconventional Security Affairs

Frank Jao

Frank Jao

  • Position: Founder, Chairman & CEO
  • Company: Bridgecreek Group, Inc.
  • Year of appointment: 2010
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | School of Humanities Dean's Leadership Council

Steeve Kay

Steeve T. Kay

  • Position: Chairman
  • Company: The Kay Family Foundation
  • Year of appointment: 2009
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine - BOA

Mark Kehke

Mark C. Kehke '83, MBA '93

  • Position: Managing Director and CEO
  • Company: Pacific Ventures Management LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member | UCIF Stewardship Committee
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Center for Real Estate Advisory Board

Pramod Khargonekar, Ph.D.

Pramod Khargonekar, Ph.D.

  • Position: Vice Chancellor, Office of Research
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2018
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee

Jack Langson

Jack M. Langson

  • Position: President
  • Company: Investment Building Group
  • Year of appointment: 2004
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment & Finance Committee

Shanaz Langson

Shanaz S. Langson

  • Company: Investment Building Group
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Smart Energy & Sustainable Environment (SE2) Leadership Council

Enrique Lavernia

Enrique J. Lavernia, Ph.D

  • Position: Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee

Mohannad Malas

Mohannad S. Malas

  • Position: President and CEO
  • Company: IRA Capital, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2012
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | School of Law Dean's Leadership Council

Twyla Reed Martin

Twyla Reed Martin

  • Company & Position: President, Mont Pelerin Capital LLC | President, Charles D. & Twyla Martin Foundation
  • Year of appointment: 2018
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair | Honors College Advisory Group

 


James Mazzo

James V. Mazzo

  • Position: Global President Ophthalmology
  • Company: Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
  • Year of appointment: 2004
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Chair | Trustee Engagement Committee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Advisory Board

Paul Merage

Paul Merage

  • Position: Chairman
  • Company: MIG Capital
  • Year of appointment: 2003
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council

Kristen S. Monson ’82, MBA ’86

Kristen S. Monson ’82, MBA ’86

  • Position: Executive Vice President (Ret.)
  • Company: Pacific Investment Management Co.
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment & Finance Committee
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean’s Leadership Circle

Michael Mussallem

Michael A. Mussallem

  • Position: Chairman & CEO
  • Company: Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2008
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Henry Samueli School of Engineering Leadership Council

Dennis Luan Thuc Nguyen '94

Dennis Luan Thuc Nguyen '94

  • Position: Chairman
  • Company: New Asia Partners Limited
  • Year of appointment: 2009
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | School of Humanities Dean’s Advisory Council
    • Member | School of Humanities Dean’s Leadership Council

Stacey Nicholas

Stacey Nicholas

  • Company: Captain Enterprises LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI Involvement:
    • Co-Chair | UCIF Stewardship Committee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member | Henry Samueli School of Engineering Leadership Council
    • Member | Donald Bren School of ICS Dean’s Executive Board

Thomas Nielsen

Thomas H. Nielsen

  • Position: President
  • Company: The Nielsen Company
  • Year of appointment: 1997
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Audit Committee Member
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee

Adey M. Nyamathi

Adey M. Nyamathi, Ph.D., ANP, FAAN

  • Position: Founding Dean & Distinguished Professor, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2018
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee

James Peterson

James J. Peterson

  • Position: Chairman of the Board & CEO
  • Company: Microsemi Corporation
  • Year of appointment: 2008
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean's Advisory Board

Sheila K. Peterson

Sheila K. Peterson

  • Position: Community Leader
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair | Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine Board of Advisors
    • Member | Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine Development Committee

William Podlich

William F. Podlich

  • Position: Retired CEO
  • Company: Pacific Investment Management Company
  • Year of appointment: 1997
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment & Finance Committee
    • Member | Center for the Study of Democracy Leadership Council

Rahn Lynn

Lynn A. Rahn

  • Position: Chief Financial Officer | The UCI Foundation
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 1997

L. Song Richardson

L. Song Richardson, Ph.D.

  • Position: Dean & Professor of Law, School of Law
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2018
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee

Kenneth S. Rohl

Kenneth S. Rohl

  • Position: Founder and Chairman
  • Company: Rohl LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Merage School of Business Corporate Partners
    • Member | Merage School of Business Center for Innovation/Entrepreneurship

Cheryll Ruszat

Cheryll R. Ruszat

  • Position: Executive Director
  • Company: Montessori Schools of Irvine
  • Year of appointment: 2005
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | School of Education Dean's Advisory Board
    • Member | School of Education Dean's Leadership Council

Richard Ruszat

Richard J. Ruszat

  • Position: President
  • Company: Montessori Schools of Irvine
  • Year of appointment: 2005

Susan F. Samueli, Ph.D.

Susan Faye Samueli, Ph.D.

  • Position: Co-Founder
  • Company: The Samueli Foundation
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Stewardship Committee
    • Chair | Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine Development Committee
    • Member | Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine Board of Advisors

Kathleen R. Santora

Kathleen R. Santora

  • Position: Community Leader
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCI Athletic Foundation Board

Mark K. Santora

Mark K. Santora

  • Position: Chairman of the Board
  • Company: Panzura
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCI Athletic Foundation Board

Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman

  • Position: Managing Director
  • Company: H & S Ventures, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 1997

Gary Singer '74

Gary J. Singer, Esq. '74

  • Position: Senior Advisor
  • Company: RSI Holding Corporation
  • Year of appointment: 2008
  • UCI involvement:
    • Co-Chair | UCIF Stewardship Committee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | Alumni Association Board of Directors
    • Member | School of Law Dean's Campaign Cabinet

Jennifer A. Friend Smith ’95

Jennifer A. Friend Smith ’95

  • Position: CEO
  • Company: Project Hope Alliance
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee
    • President | UCI Alumni Association

Ted Smith

Ted Smith

  • Position: Chairman & CEO (Ret.)
  • Company: MIND Research Institute
  • Year of appointment: 1997
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | School of Education Dean's Advisory Board
    • Member | School of Education Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | Donald Bren School of ICS Leadership Council
    • Member | Engineering/ICS Dean's Executive Board

Justice Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.)

Justice Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.)

  • Company: JAMS Neutral
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | School of Law Dean's Executive Board

Tim Strader

Timothy L. Strader, Sr.

  • Position: Chairman
  • Company: Starpointe Ventures
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Center for Real Estate Advisory Board

Marilyn P. Sutton, Ph.D.

Marilyn P. Sutton, Ph.D.

  • Position: Consultant, Public Policy and Higher Education
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | Nomination & Governance Committee
    • Member | Trustee Engagement Committee
    • Member | Humanities Associates

James Irvine Swinden

James Irvine Swinden

  • Company: The Irvine Museum
  • Year of appointment: 1998
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment & Finance Committee
    • Member | School of Law Dean’s Advisory Board
    • Member | School of Humanities Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | Smart Energy & Sustainable Environment (SE2) Leadership Council

Thomas Tierney

Thomas T. Tierney | Trustee Emeritus

  • Position: Chairman
  • Company: BeeHive.Com LLC
  • Year of appointment: 1986
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | Center for Unconventional Security Affairs Advisory Board
    • Member | Regenerative Medicine Leadership Council
    • Member | UCI-CHOC Hospital Board

Khanh T. Tran

Khanh T. Tran

  • Position: CEO
  • Company: Aviation Capital Group
  • Year of appointment: 2018

David Tsoong

David L. Tsoong, M.D.

  • Position: Chairman & President
  • Company: Pinnacle Resources International, Inc.
  • Year of appointment: 2002
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Center for Health Care Management Advisory Board

Joseph A. Walker

Joseph A. Walker

  • Position: Vice Chairman of Investment Banking
  • Company: JP Morgan
  • Year of appointment: 2017
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Applied Innovation Board of Directors

Ivan L. Williams ’96

Ivan L. Williams ’96

  • Position: Executive Producer & Executive Vice President
  • Company: Scenario Entertainment
  • Year of appointment: 2018
    • Ex-Officio Trustee | Representing the Claire Trevor School of the Arts
    • Chair | Claire Trevor School of the Arts Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | Graduate Division Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute Advisory Board
    • Vice President | UCI Alumni Association Los Angeles/ Orange County Anteaters in the Arts

Dean Yoost

Dean A. Yoost

  • Position: Managing Partner (Ret.)
  • Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Year of appointment: 2006
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair | UCIF Audit Committee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • President/Chair | Joslin Diabetes Center Executive Board
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean's Advisory Board

Tom Yuen '74

Tom C.K. Yuen '74

  • Position: Chairman and CEO
  • Company: Primegen Biotech LLC.
  • Year of appointment: 2001
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | Regenerative Medicine Leadership Council