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)
President
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA

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

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

Alfred Balitzer ’72 (2007)
Chairman (Retired)
Pacific Research & Strategies
Long Beach, CA

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

Rudolph I. Estrada (2020)
Chief Executive Officer
Estradagy Business Advisors
Pasadena, CA

Jeanne Holm ’01 (2019)
Deputy CIO, Senior Technology Advisor to Mayor
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Thomas Hsieh ’04 (2019)
CEO
SplinterRock, Inc.
Pomona, 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)
President
Dana Investment Corporation
Laguna Beach, CA

Deron Marquez ’16 (2018)

Terry McGann (2021)
Managing Partner (Retired)
California Strategies & Advocacy, LLC
Sacramento, California

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

Vanessa Okwuraiwe (2021)
Principal
Edward Jones
St. Louis, Missouri

Laila Pence (2016)
President
Pence Wealth Management
Newport Beach, CA

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

Nancy Rapoport (2021)
Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law
Affiliate Professor of Business Law and Ethics in the Lee Business School
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Steven R. Ross (2021)
Partner
Akin Gump
Washington, D.C.

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

Jeffrey J. Sherman ’01 (2020)
CFA, Deputy Chief Investment Officer
DoubleLine
Los Angeles, CA

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

Carolyn A. Stephens ’12 (2019)
Managing Director, Enterprise Collaborations
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Gary Stiffelman (2018)
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Larry Taylor ’93 (2017)
Chairman
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

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

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

Ernie Maldonado ’83 (2016-2018)
Executive Director, DRM Property Management
Upland, CA

Virgil P. Roberts (2006-2019)
Managing Partner, Bobbitt & Roberts
Culver City, CA

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

Stephen D. Rountree ’77 (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

John Cushmann III
Chairman, Global Transactions, Cushman and Wakefield
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.

 

Former Trustees

Jacob Adams (2017-2018)

Vernon Altman (2007-2009)

Deborah Anders (2001-2010)

Cameron Breitner (2015-2016)

John E. Bryson (1985-1992)

August A. Busch IV (1995-2003)

Ernest Camacho (2001-2002)

Wen Chang (2019-2020)

Jaime Chico (2001-2006)

Carol Christ (2014-2014)

Roy Christensen (2009-2014)

Richard Ciecka (2001-2003)

Don Conlan (2008-2009)

Janice G. Davidson (1997-2002)

John A. Davis (1994-2003)

Christopher Edley (2008-2014)

Debbie Freund (Pres.) (2010-2015)

Dallas Haun III (2019-2020)

Joseph Hough (Pres.) (2009-2010)

Charlene R. Jackson (2000-2006)

Alexander Jutkowitz (2013-2017)

Robert Klitgaard (Pres.) (2005-2009)

Anthony J. Kouba (1978-1994)

Robert L. Kuhn (2001-2007)

Robert W. Lovelace (2000-2007)

George M. Madanat (2002-2008)

Amy McCombs (1996-2001)

Thomas V. McKernan (1991-2007)

Pamela M. Mullin (1995-2003)

Dian Ogilvie (2012-2017)

Ellen Palevsky (2007-2009)

DuWayne Peterson (2000-2006)

John Pritzlaff (2016-2019)

Judith Resnick (1996-1997) (1998-2001)

Walter B. Rose (2004-2008)

John W. Sibert III (2000-2008)

John Siciliano (2003-2005)

Richard J. Slater (2003-2008)

Michael Whalen (2012-2013)