The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Claremont Graduate University, overseeing the university’s leadership and resources and working to maintain its mission and vitality.

Tim Kirley, Chair (2014)
Country Leader, Canada (Retired)
Edward Jones & Co., LP
Mississauga, Ontario

Len Jessup, President (2018)
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA

Mukesh Aghi ’85 (2015)
President & CEO
US-India Strategic Partnership Forum
Washington, DC

John W. Bachmann (1999)
Senior Partner
Edward Jones
St. Louis, MO

Donald P. Baker (2002)
Partner (Retired)
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Pasadena, CA

Alfred Balitzer ’71 (2007)
Chairman (Retired)
Pacific Research & Strategies
Long Beach, CA

Lorenzo di Bonaventura (2015)
Paramount Studios
Los Angeles, CA

Mark Chapin Johnson ’12 (2016)
Chairman and CEO
Mark Chapin Johnson Foundation
Mission Viejo, CA

Michael J. Johnston (1989)
Executive Vice President (Retired)
Capital Group Companies, Inc.
Gladstone, NJ

Mohannad S. Malas (2009)
Dana Investment Corporation
Laguna Beach, CA

Deron Marquez ’16 (2018)

Thomas J. O’Donnell (2009)
Managing Partner
Gephardt Government Affairs
Washington, DC

Laila Pence (2016)
Executive Director
Pence Wealth Management
Orange, CA

John C. Pritzlaff III (2016)
Radical Texas, LLC
Castle Pines, CO

Mashi Rahmani (2006)
CEO and Founder
Los Angeles, CA

Virgil P. Roberts (2006)
Managing Partner
Bobbitt & Roberts
Culver City, CA

Beverly P. Ryder (2003, 2005)
VP and Secretary (Retired)
Edison International
Los Angeles, CA

Elliot H. Stein Jr. (1978)
Acertas, LLC and Senturion Forecasting, LLC
New York, NY

Larry Taylor ’93 (2017)
The Creighton Group, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Marshall W. Taylor (2009)
Senior Counsel
Taylor, Simonson & Winter LLP
Claremont, CA


Emeriti Trustees

Richard D. Byrd (2009-2015)
Regional Managing Director, Abbot Downing
Los Angeles, CA

Vanessa C. L. Chang (1994-2009)
Director, El & El Investments
Houston, TX

Hazem Chehabi (2013-2018)
Owner, Newport Diagnostic Center
Newport Beach, CA

Carolyn H. Denham (1993-2014)
President (Retired), Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School
Pasadena, CA

Jonathan L. Dolgen (1993-2015)
Principle, Wood River Ventures, LLC
Beverly Hills, CA

Henry M. Duque (1986-2009)

Richard S. Falk, Jr. (2006-2017)
Sr. Vice President (Retired), Investments, UBS/Paine Webber
La Jolla, CA

Priscilla Fernandez ’78 (2003-2018)
Librarian Emerita (Retired), Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Lawrence R. Glenn (1991-08)
Chair, J. W. Goddard and Co.
Newport, RI

Emile Haddad (2013-2018)
President and CEO, FivePoint Holdings, LLC
Aliso Viejo, CA

Matthew Jenkins (1989-2006)
President, SDD Enterprises, Inc.
Long Beach, CA

John F. Llewellyn (1997-2014)
Chairman, Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association
Glendale, CA

John D. Maguire (1981-98)
President Emeritus/Senior Fellow, Institute for Democratic Renewal, Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA

Peggy T. Phelps (1982-1998)
Pomona, CA

George F. Regas ’72 (1995-2006)
Executive Director, The Regas Institute
Pasadena, CA

Michael E. Rossi (1992-1998, 2009-2018)
Chairman, CEO, Shorenstein Realty Services L.P.
San Francisco, CA

Stephen D. Rountree ’76 (2001-2009)
Managing Director, Center Theater Group
Los Angeles, CA

Robert W. Schult (2011-2017)
President (Retired), Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA

Megan Scott-Kakures (2010-18)
Vice President (Retired), Regulatory Operations, Southern California Edison
Rosemead, CA

Sung Won Sohn (2006-2015)
Martin V. Smith Professor of Economics, California State University Channel Islands
Camarillo, CA

Marilyn P. Sutton ’73 (2001-2014)
Professor of English (Emerita), CSU Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA

Deborah Szekely (1993-2008)
Founder/New Americans Immigration Museum and Learning Center
Founder and Creative Director (Retired), Rancho La Puerta and Golden Door
San Diego, CA


Honorary Trustees

Christopher W. Brody (1983-1989)
Vantage Partners, LLC
New York, NY

Ronald W. Burkle (1994-1998)
Managing Director, The Yucaipa Companies
Los Angeles, CA

Elizabeth B. Duker (2000-2006)
President, Whitecap Foundation
Pasadena, CA

Ronald L. Olson (1984-1999)
Attorney, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Jack L. Stahl (1998-2003)
Chairman, Board of Managers, New Avon, LLC
New York, NY

Douglas M. West (1998-2013)
Senior Vice President (Retired), Toyota Motor North America, Inc.