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Meet the School of Management staff!

Meet the staff of the School of Management. Go to our dedicated page, "Meet the Staff", as a resource to quickly identify the staff member that you may need to speak with for all our undergraduate, graduate and general programs. These valuable staff members work hard each and every day to serve our students, faculty and School of Management community. Kristin Bell, Erica Charleston, Melanie Csellak, Diana Fielding, Ashley Freas, Josiah Gonzales, Tiki Van Heest, Kim Nakano, Jennifer Valladares, Susan Wood, Emily Yamamoto, and Victoria Young.


  • New IdeaToDo program
    Thu October 29, 2020

    We are excited to announce the beta launch of IdeaToDo at Hub101.

  • Partnering with CBC, Oxnard-based Federal Credit Union
    Thu October 29, 2020

    Recently, we launched multiple projects with CBC, an Oxnard-based Federal Credit Union lead by our Director of our Financial Planning programs, Chia-Li Chien.

  • Special Homecoming Edition of Forward Together
    Thu October 29, 2020

    Recently, we held a Special Forward Together event titled "Back to the Future with the School of Management" that was part of the university's homecoming month experience. 

  • HALLOWLYMPICS Virtual Game Night
    Tue October 20, 2020

    Last week, we held our 1st School of Management HALLOWLYMPICS Virtual Game Night.

  • Disrupting the Industry Technology Left Behind
    Tue October 20, 2020

    Serial Australian entrepreneur Philip Weinman and alumnus Preston Geeting, co-founders of award-winning startup Packform spoke on "Disrupting the Industry Technology Left Behind" during our latest Entrepreneur Speaker Series.

  • EMBA Fall 2020 Cohort
    Tue October 20, 2020

    Recently, we welcomed our new fall cohort #8 of our Executive MBA (EMBA) program.

  • Congrats to our Austria Executive MBA Class of 2020
    Tue October 13, 2020

    Last week, diplomas and graduation caps and gowns finally arrived in Austria.

  • Meet the School of Management staff!
    Tue October 13, 2020

    See our dedicated page as a resource to quickly identify our staff members.

  • 2020 School of Management Advisory Council Awards
    Tue October 6, 2020

    In a ceremony that was attended by the Provost, Leanne Neilson, faculty, staff, Advisory Council and Dean's Executive Council members as well as Dean Emeritus Chuck Maxey, we honored the 2020 recipients of the School of Management Advisory Council Awards for faculty members.

  • 2020 SOM UG Welcome & Orientation
    Tue October 6, 2020

    After a full week of Welcome & Orientation events for our new freshmen and transfer students, the week culminated in a SOM Student Drive-Thru event.

  • 1st Entrepreneur Speaker Series Event of the Year
    Tue October 6, 2020

    Recently, we held the first Entrepreneur Speaker Series event of the 2020/21 academic year.

  • CERF 2020 Latino GDP Report
    Wed September 30, 2020

    Recently, our Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) released the 2020 Latino GDP Report at this year's (virtual) L'Attitude event, the largest event of its kind in the United States.

  • Business of the Quarter Award 2020
    Wed September 30, 2020

    Recently, Hub101 was honored by the City of Westlake Village and the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce as the Westlake Village Business of Q3 2020.

  • Russ Young, '71 & Linda Young, J.D. Scholarship Recipients
    Wed September 30, 2020

    Recently, the School of Management awarded four students with a Regent Russ Young, '71 and Linda Young, J.D. Scholarship

  • Cal Lutheran MBA Ranked #1 In The Region
    Tue September 22, 2020

    This month the San Fernando Valley Business Journal published its annual list of MBA programs in the region and we are proud to report that the Cal Lutheran MBA was ranked #1.

  • 5th Annual Executive Talent Management Management Forum
    Tue September 22, 2020

    This month we held the 5th annual (and first virtual) Executive Talent Management Management Forum.

  • Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize
    Tue September 22, 2020

    The School of Management congratulates Sabith Khan whose book has been awarded the Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize.

  • 40 Under 40 List
    Tue September 15, 2020

    Several of our alumni were included in the Pacific Coast Business Times annual 40 under 40 list

  • Provost's Distinguished Scholar Award
    Tue September 15, 2020

    Vlad Vaiman, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Acting Director of EMBA, MBA, and MSM programs, was honored with the Provost's Distinguished Scholar Award

  • New Sports Management Undergraduate Major
    Tue September 15, 2020

    On August 31st, we officially launched our new undergraduate major in Sports Management!

  • New Advisory Council Member
    Thu May 7, 2020

    The School of Management Advisory Council has a new member, Kristen Upton, Director of Global Marketing Development for Otsuka Pharmaceuticals.

  • Memorandum of Understanding
    Thu May 7, 2020

    We are proud to report that we recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute!

  • Forward Together Webinar with Stefan Mund
    Thu May 7, 2020

    We held the second webinar in our Forward Together series. Our speaker was Dean's Executive Council member, Stefan Mund, Head of Henkel Beauty Care Hair Professional North America.

  • Careers in Tech
    Wed February 26, 2020

    Recently, we had the great pleasure of hosting a "Careers in Tech" panel event for the School of Management.

  • 2020 Economic Outlook Breakfast
    Wed February 26, 2020

    Recently, Vlad Vaiman, Matthew Fienup, and Haider Alawami, served as panelists at the Thousand Oaks Rotary Club 2020 Economic Outlook Breakfast.

  • Fireside Chat Series
    Wed February 26, 2020

    Recently, we had our Fireside Chat, with our guest David Meline, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Amgen

  • ACG Cup
    Thu February 6, 2020

    Recently, we held this year's ACG Cup, a nation-wide case competition.

  • VCEDA Business Outlook Conference
    Wed January 29, 2020

    Recently Cal Lutheran was honored with VCEDA's From Red Tape to Red Carpet Program Award.

  • Bangkok Alumni Event
    Mon January 13, 2020

    Recently, we hosted a dinner or international alumni in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • 2020 Prime Competition
    Mon January 13, 2020

    We are now gearing up for the 2020 Competition, which will take place on April 29th (6pm, Lundring Events Center).

  • Holiday Dinner
    Mon January 13, 2020

    Recently, we held a Holiday Dinner with the Dean's Executive Council members.

  • Kleine Zeiting Scholarship
    Wed December 11, 2019

    Recently, we celebrated the recipients of the Kleine Zeiting Scholarship.

  • New Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Wed December 11, 2019

    We have a new Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Michael McCrary.

  • California Society of CPAs Annual Scholarship
    Wed December 11, 2019

    Recently, the Central Coast Chapter of the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) presented its annual scholarship awards.

  • Drinks with the Dean
    Wed November 27, 2019

    Recently, we held the last "Drinks with the Dean" event of the year.

  • School of Management Advisory Council Awards
    Wed November 27, 2019

    It is our pleasure to announce Ran Lu-Andrews, as the recipient of the School of Management Advisory Council Award.

  • Recipients of the Overton Scholarships
    Wed November 27, 2019

    Recently, we held a reception for the recipients of the Overton scholarships in the MS in Quantitative Economics program (MSQE)

  • Advisory Council Faculty Awards
    Wed November 13, 2019

    It’s our pleasure to announce Judy Richards, as the recipient of the teaching award.

  • Cybersecurity Panel at Hub 101
    Wed November 13, 2019

    Recently, we hosted a mixer and panel discussion on Cybersecurity at Hub101.

  • China Alumni Reunion
    Wed November 13, 2019

    Recently, we held an alumni reunion dinner in Beijing, China.

  • Ventura County Lodging Association
    Tue November 5, 2019

    Recently, two of our program areas cooperated on an exciting project for the Ventura County Lodging Association (VCLA).

  • Fireside Chat
    Tue November 5, 2019

    Last week we held our Fall "Fireside Chat" event for members of members of School of Management Clubs and Associations.

  • Catchup N' Ketchup Event
    Wed October 23, 2019

    On homecoming weekend, we welcomed about 200 alumni and guests at our 2nd annual "Catchup N' Ketchup" event for alumni of the School of Management.

  • EMBA Graduation Dinner
    Wed October 23, 2019

    Last week we hosted a Graduation Dinner for our Executive MBA (EMBA) Cohort 3, which was our first Spring Cohort.

  • Sabith Khan
    Wed October 23, 2019

    Sabith Khan (Program Director, MPPA) has recently traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico, conducting interviews in pueblos towards his book on remittances.

  • HCA Heath visits the School of Management
    Sat October 19, 2019

    Guests from HCA Health, an operator of healthcare facilities that operates close to 200 hospitals in the country, including Los Robles Hospital came to speak to the students in the School Management.

  • Introducting Paul Ross
    Tue October 15, 2019

    We have a new Dean’s Executive Council member - Paul Ross.

  • Introducing our new MPPA Program Director
    Wed October 9, 2019

    Sabith Khan, faculty member, is our new program director for the Masters of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) program.

  • Cal Lutheran Launches Cybersecurity Graduate Program
    Wed October 2, 2019

    California Lutheran University has launched a graduate degree program in Cybersecurity as part of its Master of Science in Information Technology curriculum.

  • Latinos may be the key to future US economic growth
    Wed October 2, 2019

    Our Center for Economic Research and Forecasting presented a report on the contribution of the Latino community to the U.S. Economy. The news of the report drew nationwide attention including, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal.

  • Introducing our newest Staff Member
    Wed October 2, 2019

    We have the pleasure of introducing to you one of our newest staff members, Diana Fielding.

  • Meet our newest team member!
    Wed September 25, 2019

    Introducing our newest team member, Melanie Cellak.

  • School of Management Welcome Event
    Wed September 25, 2019

    We held our first annual welcome event for new freshmen and transfer students in the School of Management.

  • New member added to our Dean's Executive Council
    Wed September 25, 2019

    We welcome, Mark Palamountain as a new member of our Dean’s Executive Council.

  • Front page article on Hub101
    Thu September 19, 2019

    Article highlights several startup successes of Hub101

  • Meet our newest faculty member
    Thu September 19, 2019

    Introducing a new faculty member, Dr. Hossein Salehi. He will be teaching courses in Finance and Financial Planning in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

  • Raising the profile of sustainability
    Thu September 19, 2019

    Award winners, with judges, from our inaugural annual PRiME Competition where undergraduate and graduate students from all programs showcased their work that supports PRME's global sustainable development goals.

  • Members added to our Dean's Executive Council
    Fri August 16, 2019

    We welcome two high profile additions to our Dean’s Executive Council.

  • The depth of partnering in our business community
    Fri August 16, 2019

    Recently, a group of students from our Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) and our Business Administration programs visited the AmaWaterways headquarters in Calabasas.

  • Our alumni are prepared for the digital age!
    Fri August 16, 2019

    Natalie De Souza Ferreyra '15 is an expert marketer, whose digital campaigns have generated millions of followers and sales video views.

  • Leadership beyond the classroom
    Fri August 16, 2019

    The School of Management is very proud of our Delta Sigma Pi students for their representation in our local community.

  • CERF calculates impact of Latino economy
    Fri August 16, 2019

    After having been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a member of its panel of economic forecasters earlier this year, our Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) is earning more accolades.

  • Experiential learning through entrepreneurship!
    Fri August 16, 2019

    In May, we held our 5th annual New Venture Fair through our Center for Entrepreneurship.

  • Our faculty members shine!
    Sun August 11, 2019

    Vlad Vaiman, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, has been selected by the ACBSP as the recipient of the 2019 Teaching Excellence Award.

  • Alumni speak on their pathway toward successful careers
    Wed January 30, 2019
  • Alumni Spotlight: Tammy Bender '10
    Wed January 30, 2019
  • Alumni Spotlight: Oliver Thornton '16
    Wed January 30, 2019
  • Launch of the Entrepreneur Speaker Series for 2018-2019
    Thu October 11, 2018

    The Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship held the first event of the year in the Entrepreneur Speaker Series.