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Westcliff University
Board of Trustees

Board Chair

George Gliaudys

Dean Emeritus, Irvine University College of Law

Board Member

John Lee Yuhnaut

President Emeritus, Westcliff University

Board Member

Anthony Lee

CEO and President, Westcliff University

Board Member

Laura Greathouse

Faculty Development Coordinator, RCC

Board Member

Michael Uyeda

Director, Global Partnerships, Google

Board Member

Daniel Han

Manager, New Business Innovation and Strategy at Hyundai Motor America

 

Board Member

Brian Gamido

Head of Business, Deepgram

Board Member

Brianna Moore-Trieu

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

 

Board Member

Vidal Cortes

Environmental Engineer, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

 

Board Member

Estela Lopez

Former Provost, Dean, and Vice Chancellor of several colleges and universities

 

George Gliaudys

Dean Emeritus, Irvine University College of Law

George J. Gliaudys, Jr. served for 12 years as the Dean of Irvine University College of Law prior to retirement. While dean, he 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 of the State Bar on matters relating to accreditation, content and format of the bar examination, course curricula and on all aspects of law school education.

A skilled administrator, as well as, an experienced attorney who was admitted to the State Bar of California January 17, 1969, Mr. Gliaudys was a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles for over 25 years retiring as the Deputy Director for Management and Administrative Services in 2002.

His County experience included election to and service as Chairman of the Los Angeles County Manager’s Quality and Productivity Network from 1995-1996. Additionally, he was a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Child Support Advisory Board from 2003 - 2006.

Mr. Gliaudys served in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps for 30 years retiring in the rank of Colonel. A highlight of his military career includes holding the chief legal officer position for two Major Army Reserve Commands. He received his Diploma in Military Studies from the U.S Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1983. He completed his basic and advanced military law courses at the Judge Advocate General’s School on the campus of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Virginia.

His current professional focus is in educational governance, accreditation, occupational licensing, and representation before state or federal administrative boards or courts.

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

Faculty Development Coordinator, RCC

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 Faculty Development Coordinator for 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

Director, Global Partnerships, 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 Fortune 500 Technology companies.

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, served as the interim head of its publisher business in China, was the head of the SMB Publisher business in North America, served as the Head of Global SMB Publisher Growth Programs and currently is the Head of Global partnerships for large publishers and developers.

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

Daniel Han

Manager, New Business Innovation and Strategy at 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 New Business Innovation and Strategy 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

Head of Business, Deepgram

Brian Gamido has a proven track record of success as a tech entrepreneur, management consultant and engineer. Gamido is currently the head of business at Deepgram, a venture-backed startup leveraging machine learning and deep neural networks to index and make searchable, the world's speech audio data.

Gamido also co-founded Yardbook, a venture-backed SaaS company delivering solutions for the $800 billion home services industry. Prior to being a tech entrepreneur, Gamido was a senior leader at Deloitte Consulting’s strategy and operations practice. While at Deloitte, he led engagement teams on multimillion-dollar projects and advised Fortune 500 technology clients on customer strategy and customer operations.

Gamido graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with a B.A. degree in computer science and graduated with honors from the UCLA Anderson School of Management with an MBA.

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, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

Vidal Cortes has been on a mission to protect our environment and human health. As a Project Manager at the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD), he is responsible for developing long range planning for new wastewater treatment facilities; producing technical recommendations; managing consultant and contractor contracts; coordinating and negotiating contracts with other agencies and external parties; ensuring LACSD project compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act; and recommending mitigation measures that eliminate or reduce potential impacts to the environment.

Prior to joining the public sector, Vidal was a leader at CH2M, a world renown environmental consulting firm, where he worked the gamut of clients (USEPA, Boeing, Exxon, Kinder Morgan). Vidal received his MS in environmental engineering from Stanford University and his BS from the University of California-Irvine. He has been guarding the environment and serving our communities ever since.

Estela Lopez

Former Provost, Dean, and Vice Chancellor of several colleges and universities

Estela R. López recently retired from the CT State Colleges and Universities System where she served as the Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. She is currently a Senior Associate at Excelencia in Education, a non-profit organization committed to accelerating Latino student success. She is the former vice chancellor of Academic Affairs of the Connecticut State University System.  She served in that capacity from 2002 to 2007.

From 1997 to 2002, Dr. López occupied the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern Illinois University. Prior to joining NEIU, López served as a senior associate at the American Association for Higher Education and as a senior fellow at the American Council on Education while on a year long sabbatical.

From 1990 to 1995, López was vice president for academic affairs and planning at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico.

López earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature at Queens College.  She then attended Columbia University, where she earned both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Spanish literature.

She is the recipient of the Hispanic Caucus of AAHE Distinguished Leadership in Higher Education Award.  She is also the recipient of the Illinois Latino Council in Higher Education Distinguished Service Award.  In 2005 she was the recipient of the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund Award. The Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission selected her as the Latina Citizen of the Year for 2006.  In 2008 she also received The Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association Achievement Award.

She was recently appointed to serve as a board member of the Connecticut State Board of Education.  She is the past president of the board of the Fund for Greater Hartford Foundation.  In addition, she serves on the board of United Way of Connecticut,  CHEFA, Bay Path University, and the Latino Endowment Fund of the Hartford Foundation.