Administration

Trustees and Cabinet

Trustees

The Board of Trustees is Woodbury University’s governing body, providing policy, leadership and oversight. Trustees govern Woodbury with a dedication to its mission, preparing graduates who are articulate, ethical and innovative lifelong learners. The board consists of individuals who have diverse experience in education, business, law, architecture, the entertainment industry, philanthropy, and public service. Trustees are appointed to serve three-year terms that are renewable.

Officers

Chair

Gregory N. Lippe, CPA  (Class of 1967) 
President
Gregory N. Lippe Accountancy Corporation
Simi Valley, CA

Vice Chair

Dulari Amin
Co-Founder
Synergy Ventures
Los Angeles, CA

Secretary

Seta Javor
VP, Executive Relations
Woodbury University

 

Members at Large

Lee Alpert, Esq.
Alpert Barr & Grant
A Professional Law Corporation
Encino, CA

Zelda Gilbert, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita,
Woodbury University
Burbank, CA

Austin J. Hutcherson (Class of 2017)
Construction Project Manager
SoLa Impact, LLC, Los Angeles

Superna Kalle
President, International Digital Networks
Starz, A Lionsgate Company, Los Angeles

Afshin Kateb (Class of 1993)
Chief Financial Officer
Nazarian Enterprises and Nimes Capital
Los Angeles, CA

David Kummer, CPCU, AIC
Managing Director/
Chief Development Officer
Sullivan Curtis Monroe Insurance Services, LLC
Los Angeles, CA

Karen Locke
Community Organizer/Volunteer
Santa Monica, CA

Alen Malekian, AIA ’93 (2022)
Principal Architect – President
Malekian & Associates, Glendale

 

 

Joseph Moschella, JD/MBA
General Counsel
Jukin Media, Inc., Los Angeles

Walter W. Mosher Jr., Ph.D.
Founder/Director
Precision Dynamics Corporation
San Fernando, CA

Candace Ng (2021)
President, CFO, and Co-Founder
IT Strategists, Los Angeles

Barry Ryan, J.D., Ph.D. (2021)
President
Woodbury University
Burbank – Los Angeles/San Diego, CA

C. Edward Spiegel, (Class of 1960) 
Chair Emeritus, Managing Partner
Cast & Crew Management Corporation
Burbank, CA

William R. Thomas, (Class of 1969)
President
Thomas Properties
Torrance, CA

Sundeep Vaghashia, (Class of 2009)
Chief Operating Officer
VBanks
Glendale, CA

Elena Zager
Philanthropist
Project Manager, Private Family Office
Los Angeles

Trustees Emeriti

Lawrence N. Hurwitz
CEO
Lawrence Financial
Los Angeles, CA

David R. Misch
Chief Executive Officer
Community Bank
Pasadena, CA

Louis M. Naidorf, FAIA
Dean Emeritus, Woodbury University
Architect
Santa Rosa, CA 

Lawrence G. Shoaf
Vice Chair Emeritus

Cabinet

The President and the Cabinet, which consists of key administrators and the academic deans, are responsible for leading the University in achieving its institutional goals.

Barry Ryan, J.D., Ph.D.President
Natalie AvalosVice President, Administrative Services | HR
Mauro Diaz (Class of 1995, 2002)Assistant Vice President, International Recruitment
Reuben Ellis, Ph.D.Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Christoph KornerDean of Faculty Governance
Seta JavorVP, Executive Relations | Board Secretary
Joan Marques, Ph.D. (Class of 1999)Dean, School of Business
Michele A. StarkeySenior Vice President, Academic Affairs
Sabrina Taylor-Encarnacion (Class of 2007, 2009)Associate Vice President, Admissions
Jeff BellantoniDean, School of Media Culture & Design
Heather FloodInterim Dean, School of Architecture
Tim McKenzieVice President, Finance & Accounting