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 Government Relations & Advocacy Committee
    • Member | UCIF Health Affairs Committee
    • Member | School of Law Dean's Campaign Cabinet

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

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
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair | UCIF Student Relations Committee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee

Richard Bridgford

Richard K. Bridgford, Esq.

  • Position: Partner
  • Company: Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian Attorneys at Law
  • Year of appointment: 2010
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair | UCIF Governance Committee
    • 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 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 | 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
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Government Relations & Advocacy Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Board Development Committee

Hazem Chehabi

Hazem H. Chehabi, M.D.

  • Position: Owner & President
  • Company: Newport Diagnostic Center
  • Year of appointment: 2006
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair | UCIF Nomination & Board Development Committee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Athletics Committee
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | UCIF Strategic Planning 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:
    • Chair | UCIF Athletics Committee
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | Alumni Association Board of Directors

D. Robinson (Bob) Cluck

D. Robinson Cluck '78

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

Joseph Dunn

Joseph L. Dunn

  • Position: Senator (Ret.) | Consultant
  • Year of appointment: 2004
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Government Relations & Advocacy Committee
    • Member | School of Law Dean’s Cabinet

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:
    • Chair | UCIF Finance Committee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Donor Relations Committee
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board
    • Member | School of Physical Sciences Leadership Council

Howard J. Federoff, M.D.

Howard J. Federoff, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Position: Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs | CEO, UC Irvine Health System
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee
    • Member | UCIF Strategic Planning Committee

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 Donor Relations Committee
    • Member | UCIF Strategic Planning 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: CEO
  • Company: Freedom Meditech, Inc.
  • Year of appointment: 2014
  • UCI involvement:
    • President | UCI Alumni Association Board
    • 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

Emile Haddad

Emile K. Haddad

  • Position: President & CEO
  • Company: FivePoint
  • Year of appointment: 2008
  • UCI involvement:
    • Chair | The UCI Foundation
    • Chair | The UCI Foundation Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Athletics Committee
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination and Board Development Committee
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Center for Real Estate Advisory Board

Brian Hervey

Brian T. Hervey, CGPP, CFRE

  • Position: Vice Chancellor, University Advancement
  • 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-Elect | The UCI Foundation
    • Chair | UCIF Strategic Communications Committee
    • Chair | UCIF Strategic Planning Committee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Health Affairs 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:
    • Chair | UCIF Government Relations & Advocacy Committee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Board Development Committee
    • Member | UCIF Strategic Planning Committee
    • Member | School of Law Dean's Advisory Council

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

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

Frank M. LaFerla, Ph.D.

Frank M. LaFerla, Ph.D.

  • Position: Dean, School of Biological Sciences
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee
    • Member | UCIF Strategic Planning Committee

Jack Langson

Jack M. Langson

  • Position: President
  • Company: Investment Building Group
  • Year of appointment: 2004
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment 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 | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF International Outreach Committee
    • Member | School of Law Dean's Leadership Council

Charles Martin

Charles D. Martin

  • Position: Chairman & CEO
  • Company: Mont Pelerin Capital, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2000
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment Committee
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Center for Investment & Wealth Management

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
    • Member | UCIF Athletics Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Board Development 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

Meredith Michaels

Meredith Michaels

  • Position: Vice Chancellor of Planning & Budget
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2011
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee

Michael Mussallem

Michael A. Mussallem

  • Position: Chairman & CEO
  • Company: Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2008
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Donor Relations Committee
    • Member | UCIF Government Relations & Advocacy Committee
    • 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:
    • Chair | UCIF International Outreach Committee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Athletics Committee
    • 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:
    • 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
    • Member | UCIF Donor Relations Committee

William H. Parker, Ph.D.

William H. Parker, Ph.D.

  • Position: Academic Senate President
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2016
  • 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 | UCIF Strategic Communications Committee
    • Member | School of Social Ecology Dean's Leadership Council
    • Member | Paul Merage School of Business Dean's Advisory Board

William Podlich

William F. Podlich

  • Position: Consulting Managing Director (Ret.)
  • Company: Pacific Investment Management Company
  • Year of appointment: 1997
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment 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

Kenneth S. Rohl

Kenneth S. Rohl

  • Position: Founder and Chairman
  • Company: Rohl LLC
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Athletics Committee
    • Member | UCIF Health Affairs Committee
    • 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:
    • Chair | UCIF Donor Relations Committee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • 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
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee

Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman

  • Position: Managing Director
  • Company: H & S Ventures, LLC
  • Year of appointment: 1997
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Stategic Communications Committee

Gary Singer '74

Gary J. Singer, Esq. '74

  • Position: Senior Advisor
  • Company: RSI Holding Corporation
  • Year of appointment: 2008
  • UCI involvement:
    • UCIF General Counsel
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Athletics Committee
    • Member | UCIF Governance Committee
    • Member | UCIF Nomination & Board Development Committee
    • Member | UCIF Strategic Planning Committee
    • Member | Alumni Association Board of Directors
    • Member | School of Law Dean's Campaign Cabinet

Ted Smith

Ted Smith

  • Position: Chairman & CEO (Ret.)
  • Company: MIND Research Institute
  • Year of appointment: 1997
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Chair Advisory Committee
    • Member | UCIF Government Relations & Advocacy 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

Eric R. Spangenberg, Ph.D.

Eric R. Spangenberg, Ph.D.

  • Position: Dean | Paul Merage School of Business
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee

Tim Strader

Timothy L. Strader, Sr.

  • Position: Chairman
  • Company: Starpointe Ventures
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • 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 Strategic Planning Committee
    • Member | Humanities Associates

James Irvine Swinden

James Irvine Swinden

  • Company: The Irvine Museum
  • Year of appointment: 1998
  • UCI involvement:
    • Member | UCIF Investment 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:
    • Chair | UCIF Health Affairs Committee
    • Member | UCIF Executive Committee
    • Member | UCIF Strategic Communications Committee
    • Member | Center for Unconventional Security Affairs Advisory Board
    • Member | Regenerative Medicine Leadership Council
    • Member | UCI-CHOC Hospital Board

David Tsoong

David L. Tsoong, M.D.

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

Richard Van Ettan, M.D.

Richard A. Van Etten, M.D.

  • Position: Director, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Company: UCI
  • Year of appointment: 2015
  • UCI involvement:
    • Ex-Officio Trustee

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
    • Member | UCIF Health Affairs Committee
    • Member | UCIF Strategic Planning 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