The Occidental Board of Trustees works to ensure the longevity of the institution while respecting its mission, traditions, and heritage.

The Occidental Board of Trustees

Our Board members come from a wide variety of off-campus experiences, and they provide diverse perspectives, insights, points of view, and skills which expand the context and resources for governing the College. As trustees of the College, Board members literally hold the College in trust, exercising the highest level of loyalty to, and care for, the College and its constituencies.

In this regard, trustees support the financial well-being of the College, and they use their many and varied relationships in the larger community to enhance the reputation of the College and to build support for its mission. Being a trustee for Occidental College is both an honor and a great responsibility.

While we maintain the privacy of individual Board members, you are welcome to send questions, suggestions, and feedback to trustees@oxy.edu or (323) 259-2542.

Board Bylaws

 

Officers of the College

Harry J. Elam, Jr.
President, Occidental College
Lisa Link headshot Lisa H. Link P'18, Board Chair
Attorney at Law (retired) (San Marino, CA)
Maurine Halperin headshot Maurine Halperin P'16, Board Vice Chair
Director of Communications, Town School for Boys (San Francisco, CA)
Bob Johnson '77, Board Vice Chair
Principal, Planet Illogica (Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

Amos Himmelstein Amos Himmelstein, Treasurer
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Occidental College
Barbara Valiente

Barbara Valiente, Assistant Treasurer
Associate Vice President for Finance / Controller, Occidental College

Marsha Schnirring, Secretary of the College, Occidental College

Members of the Board of Trustees

Lande Ajose '87
Managing Director and Chief of Staff, Waverly Street Foundation (Palo Alto, CA)
Timothy Allison-Hatch '71
School Administrator (retired) (Albuquerque, NM)
David Anderson headshot David H. Anderson '63
Attorney at Law (retired) (Ketchum, ID)
Magdalena Arenas '92 P'19
Physician (Pasadena, CA)
Carl A. Ballton '69 Carl A. Ballton '69
Senior Vice President (retired) (Atlanta, GA)
David Berkus headshot

David W. Berkus '62 P'95
President, Berkus Technology Ventures, LLC (Arcadia, CA)

John G. Branca '72 John G. Branca '72
Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Eileen Anisgarten Brown '73 Eileen Anisgarten Brown '73
President, Brown's Building Blocks (Los Angeles, CA)
Namandjé N. Bumpus ’03
Chief Scientist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Washington, DC)
David Burcham '73 David Burcham '73
Attorney at Law and Educator (retired) (Long Beach, CA)
Anne Cannon headshot Anne Cannon '74
Independent Financial Advisor and CPA (Pasadena, CA)
Lucia Choi-Dalton ‘89
Arts and Civic Organizations Leader (San Francisco, CA)
Lindsey Collins ‘94
Senior VP of Development, Pixar (Piedmont, CA)
  W. Don Cornwell ’69
President (retired) (Brooklyn, NY)
Lisa Coscino '85
Executive Director, San Francisco School of Needlework and Design (San Francisco, CA)
Nancy Dambro '75, P'13
Physician (retired) (Fort Worth, TX)
Hector De La Torre '89 Hector De La Torre '89, P'20
Executive Director, Gasol Foundation US (Los Angeles, CA)
Gloria Duffy headshot Gloria Duffy '75
President and CEO, Commonwealth Club of California (San Francisco, CA)
Diane L. Evans '76 H'12
Scientist (retired) (Santa Barbara, CA)
Brad Fauvre headshot Brad Fauvre ’87
President, Velocity Vehicle Group (Whittier, CA)
Alan Freeman headshot Alan Freeman '66 M'67 P'91
Professor Emeritus of Theater, Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)
Michael Gibby '68
President & Founder, Arion Systems, Inc. (Chantilly, VA)
Ronald Hahn headshot Ronald R. Hahn '66
Chairman, Lotus Separations, LLC (Scottsdale, AZ)
Alison Hawkins headshot Alison Hawkins '87
Managing Principal, Artemis Real Estate Partners (Beverly Hills, CA)
  Brenda Barham Hill '71, (Ex Officio, Board of Governors President)
Independent Higher Education Consultant (Claremont, CA)
Lori Moore Hunter '79 P'08
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Facilities, LLC (Los Angeles, CA)
Gary Kaplan headshot Gary Kaplan '71
Partner, Greenberg Glusker (Los Angeles, CA)
Susan H. Mallory '76 M'78 Susan H. Mallory '76 M'78
Former Financial Services Executive | Independent Board Director (La Jolla, CA)
Greta J. Mandell '72

Greta J. Mandell '72 P'92
Psychiatrist (retired) | Executive Director, Compton Arts Council (Altadena, CA)

Theodore R. Mitchell, H'07
President, American Council on Education (Washington, DC)
Tuan Ngo '07
Attorney, DLA Piper (Los Angeles, CA)
Leo Olebe ‘97
Managing Director, Google (San Francisco, CA)
Art Peck '77
CEO, Founder, Investor (Orinda, CA)
Steven R. Robinson '77 Steven R. Robinson '77
President, SRR Trading, LLC (Moraga, CA)

Stephen Rountree '71
President (retired), The Music Center (Pasadena, CA)

Rick Rugani Rick Rugani '75
Independent Financial Advisor (retired) (Portsmouth, RI)
Reid Samuelson '72 Reid Samuelson '72
Partner, Samuelson Partners (Los Angeles, CA)
Soroosh Shambayati headshot

Soroosh Shambayati '86
CEO, Guggenheim Investment Bankers S.A. (Geneva, Switzerland)

Lawrence Solomon ’84
Equity Portfolio Manager, Capital Group (San Francisco, CA)

Chairs Emeriti

Chris Calkins '67
President, CB Ranch Enterprises (Carlsbad, CA)

Dennis Collins P '94
President (retired), The James Irvine Foundation (Piedmont, CA)

Virginia G. Cushman '55
Civic Volunteer (Pasadena, CA)

John Farmer P'98
Partner (retired), Goldman Sachs (Tiburon, CA)

Irwin Field
Chairman, Liberty Vegetable Oil Co (Santa Fe Springs, CA)

Stephen F. Hinchliffe Jr. '55
Chairman and CEO (retired) (Palos Verdes Estates, CA)

Peter W. Mullin
Chairman and CEO, Mullin Consulting Inc (Los Angeles, CA)

John B. Power '58
Partner (retired), O'Melveny & Myers (Beverly Hills, CA)

Catherine Young Selleck '55
President (retired), Metaphor, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)

Trustees Emeriti

Ronald J. Arnault
President, RJA Consultants (Pasadena, CA)

Coit Blacker '72
Professor Emeritus, Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)

Alice Walker Duff '69
Co-Founder (retired), Crystal Stairs | Managing Director (retired), Bread for the World (Los Angeles, CA)

J. Eugene Grigsby III '66
CEO (retired), National Health Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)

Fred Hameetman '61
Chairman, American Group (Los Angeles, CA)

Gil Kemp P'04
Founder and President (retired), Home Decorators Collection (Palm Beach, FL)

Allen W. Mathies, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
President Emeritus, Huntington Memorial Hospital (South Pasadena, CA)

Daniel Ian McKinnon '89
Founding Partner, Sandia Holdings LLC (Greenwich, CT)

Kristine A. Morris '76
Partner (retired) (Port Townsend, WA)

Catherine A. Pepe '64
Partner (retired), O'Melveny & Myers (Lompoc, CA)

Rosemary B. Simmons '53
Former Mayor and Councilmember (retired), City of San Marino (San Marino, CA)

Christopher Varelas '85
Co-Founding Partner, Riverwood Capital (Menlo Park, CA)

Tod White '59
Founder and CEO, Blessing/White Inc. (retired) (Balboa, CA)

Charles E. Young, Ph.D.
Chancellor Emeritus, University of California at Los Angeles (Sonoma, CA)

Presidents Emeriti

Theodore R. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Robert A. Skotheim, Ph.D

John Brooks Slaughter, Ph.D.

Jonathan A. Veitch, Ph.D.