Hope Tschopik Schneider, Adjunct Professor
A management consultant with 28 years of experience in private practice, Hope Tschopik Schneider works with organizations in the nonprofit sector on strategic issues as they relate to planning and evaluation, organizational design, and program development. She works with a wide array of clients ranging from arts organizations, university departments, human service agencies, environmental organizations, to government agencies and foundations. A partial roster of clients includes The National Endowment for the Arts, Times Mirror Foundation, The Eisner Foundation, Yosemite National Institute, The Haynes Foundation, The University of Southern California - KUSC-FM, The University of Southern California - Center on Philanthropy, and The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Her most recent clients include the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles, Grand Performances, The Pasadena Conservatory of Music, University of Pennsylvania – PennPraxis of PennDesign, The San Francisco Symphony, The War Memorial Museum of Aukland, NZ and People’s Light and Theatre Company. She is a skilled facilitator and has advanced training in mediation. Throughout her career she has welcomed the opportunity to participate on exhibition and program design charrettes as well as forums on public policy in the arts, education and the environment.
Ms Schneider considers herself first and foremost a teacher. She has served on the management faculty of various universities, schools and training centers including the Anderson Graduate School of Management - UCLA, California State University at Dominguez Hills, the Urban Services Training School for the Urban Council and the Regional Council of the Hong Kong Government and, most recently, The Center for Cultural Innovation.
Prior to becoming a management consultant, Ms. Schneider was Associate Director of the Olympic Arts Festival during the Games of the 23rd Olympiad held in Los Angeles in 1984.
Ms. Schneider has served in many positions of voluntary leadership including Chairman of the Board for Arts, Inc.; Vice Chair of the Board for Aids Project Los Angeles; and the President of the Board for Westridge School. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of the Descanso Gardens Guild and is on the Board of a private company, the McEvoy Group, owners of Chronicle Books and other media companies.