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Westcliff University

Board of Trustees 2017


Board Chair Board Member Board Member Board Member Board Member
George Gliaudys   John Lee Yuhnaut Anthony Lee Laura Greathouse Michael Uyeda
Dean, Irvine University College of Law President Emeritus, Westcliff University CEO and President, Westcliff University Department Chair, Behavioral Sciences, Riverside Community College Head of Strategic Partnerships for North America, Google


Board Member Board Member Board Member Board Member
Daniel Han Brian Gamido Brianna Moore-Trieu Vidal Cortes
Manager, Advanced Product Strategy, Hyundai Motor America Co-Founder of Yardbook, Inc Institutional Research and Planning Analyst, University of California, Office of the President Environmental Engineer, CH2M (Engineering Consulting Firm)



George Gliaudys   (Board Chair)

Dean, Irvine University College of Law

George Gliaudys serves as the Dean of the College of Law. A skilled administrator as well as an experienced attorney, Dean Gliaudys was a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles for over 25 years, and retired as the Deputy Director for Management and Administrative Services in 2002.Dean Gliaudys’s experience includes being elected and having served as Chairman of the Los Angeles County Manager’s Quality and Productivity Network from 1995-1996. Additionally, he served as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Child Support Advisory Board and as Commissioner for the Senior Citizens Commission of the City of West Covina, California.

Dean Gliaudys also served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 30 years and retired in the rank of Colonel. A highlight of his military career includes having been the chief legal officer for a Major Army Reserve Command. Dean Gliaudys led a legal office serving 13,000 reserve soldiers and their spouses, and managed 150 lawyers, paralegals and support staff who provided assistance in civil, military criminal, environmental, and administrative-personnel legal matters. He received his Diploma in Military Studies from the U.S Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1983.

Dean Gliaudys was a member of the Law School Council upon appointment by Board of Governors of the State Bar of California for a three year term ending in the fall of 2013; members of the Council advise the Committee of Bar Examiners on matters relating to the content and format of the bar examination, problems of coordinating curricula and on all aspects of law school education. He is an active member of the California State Bar.


John Lee Yuhnaut

President Emeritus, Westcliff University

John Lee Y. has enjoyed a distinguished career in higher education, previously serving as the University President.  Dr. Lee was previously President of the American College of Technology. He has founded numerous schools, colleges, and universities in the United States, Vietnam, Thailand, and Mexico.

Dr. Lee has also served as former panel examiner for California State Personnel Services. He has extensive business management experience and is the author of several books on language instruction and methodology.

Currently, Dr. Lee is working to establish relations with international schools and universities to further global education involving business and TESOL.


Anthony Lee

CEO and President, Westcliff University

Dr. Anthony Lee is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Westcliff University in Irvine, California. He has experience working in and leading many key areas in higher education including admissions, marketing, finance, operations, compliance, accreditation, and student services.  Dr. Lee has served in many leadership positions across numerous universities, colleges, and schools in the US and internationally.  He has lead several schools through initial accreditation at the university and K-12 levels.  With expertise in innovative online and hybrid programs, Dr. Lee has launched new campuses and created new programs that are delivered through distance education, combining technology with campus-based classes.

Dr. Lee earned his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration.  He earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management, where he focused on strategy and marketing. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Irvine, where he majored in economics and minored in management.


Laura Greathouse

Department Chair, Behavioral Sciences, Riverside Community College

Dr. Greathouse received both her Doctorate and her Master of Arts in Anthropology from Binghamton University (SUNY). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from The University of Akron, Ohio. She has taught at California State University, Fullerton and State University of New York, Binghamton.

Her professional experiences include teaching TESOL courses both abroad and in the U.S for over ten years. Dr. Greathouse has also developed various exams for the Certificate of Proficiency in English.

Currently, Dr. Greathouse is Chair of Behavioral Sciences at Riverside City College.  She also serves as Assessment Coordinator for her department, member of the Academic Senate, and serves on the Grants Committee.  Her interests are in equity in education, linguistic revitalization movements and English for Speakers of Other Languages.


Michael Endo Uyeda

Head of Strategic Partnerships for North America, Google

Mike began his career as a strategy consultant in the Communications and High Tech Strategy group at Accenture, developing go-to market, marketing and services strategy for companies like Microsoft, AT&T, and Nokia.

After receiving his MBA from UCLA-Anderson, Mike joined Google.  Since joining Google in 2008, Mike has led the global sales strategy and operations team for its publisher monetization business (a multi-billion dollar business spread across millions of partners), served as the interim head of its publisher business in China (hundreds of millions of dollar business), was the head of the SMB Publisher business in North America (billion dollar business spread across a million partners), served as the Head of Global SMB Publisher Growth Programs (growth programs for multi billion dollar business) and currently is the head of partnerships for large publishers and developers in North America (hundreds of millions of dollar business).

Mike has a BA in Business Administration from the UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business, a MBA from UCLA-Anderson School of Business, serves on the Board of Directors for Colvard Learning, and is on the Board of Advisors for Westcliff University.


Daniel Han

Manager, Advanced Product Strategy, Hyundai Motor America

Daniel Han has spent the last 8 years in the automotive industry studying car buyers behavior both from a marketing outreach standpoint and product attributes.  Currently he is a Manager in the Advanced Product Strategy team at Hyundai Motor America.  In his current role, he is a key part of the retail roll out of the Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicle which is the first mass produced hydrogen fuel cell vehicle available for retail in the U.S. market.  He is also responsible for conducting in-depth studies of consumer behavior and wants from a broad automotive market standpoint as well as key new vehicle opportunities for Hyundai Motor America.  By tying this research with 8 years of automotive industry knowledge he actively collaborates with engineers, designers, and product planners in Korea to develop exciting new products for the Hyundai lineup.  Prior to Hyundai Motor America, Daniel also spent time at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. both in the Marketing Strategy team studying impact of Toyota marketing efforts and the Advanced Product Strategy developing new vehicles for Toyota, Lexus, and Scion.

Daniel graduated the University of California, Irvine with a bachelors degree in Economics and a minor in Business Management.  Upon graduation he spent 6 years working for the Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) in bond fund portfolio management.  He then obtained his Masters of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.


Brian Gamido

Co-Founder of Yardbook, Inc

Brian Gamido has a proven track record of success as a Tech Entrepreneur, Management Consultant, and Engineer.  Brian is currently the Co-Founder of Yardbook, a venture backed tech startup delivering solutions for the $800B home services industry.  At Yardbook, Brian leads both strategy and growth.  Prior to being a Tech Entrepreneur, Brian was a senior leader and top performer in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice.  While at Deloitte, Brian led engagement teams on multi-million dollar projects and advised Fortune 500 technology executives on Customer Strategy and Customer Operations.

Brian graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Computer Science and graduated with honors from the UCLA Anderson School of Management with a Masters in Business Administration.


Brianna Moore-Trieu

Institutional Research and Planning Analyst, University of California, Office of the President

Brianna Moore-Trieu, Ph D., is an Institutional Research and Planning Analyst at the University of California, Office of the President. She has focused her career on enhancing opportunities for students and supporting quality education through the use of data and evidence-based decision making. Prior to this role, she worked as Director of Institutional Research at California College of the Arts, where she implemented creative approaches to using data for decision making within the context of Art and Design education.  During her role as Director of Policy Research for the New York City Department of Education, she conducted policy analysis and designed accountability metrics for New York City’s K-12 public school system under the Bloomberg Administration. She holds a Ph D. in Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.A. in Educational Psychology, and a B.A. in Sociology from New York University. She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the California Association of Institutional Research (CAIR).


Vidal Cortes

Environmental Engineer, CH2M (Engineering Consulting Firm)

Vidal Cortes is a leader at CH2M, a world renown environmental consulting firm. He’s worked the gamut of clients (USEPA, SCAQMD, Boeing, Exxon, Kinder Morgan, too name a few) and although his skill set is vast, his greatest expertise is in remedial design and treatment. Vidal received his MS in environmental engineering from Stanford University and his BS from the University of California-Irvine.