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Dr. Kirk Lesh Announced as New Interim Financial Planning Program Director

Dr. Kirk Lesh will be serving as the Interim Program Director for our Financial Planning programs. Kirk joined Cal Lutheran in 2009 along to help start our MS in Quantitative Economics program and now teaches economics courses in both our undergraduate and graduate programs. Prior to his work at Cal Lutheran, he was the Real Estate Economist at the Economic Forecast Project at UCSB, where he prepared and presented annual real estate forecasts for several communities in central California. Before joining academia, Kirk has worked as a finance manager for several companies in Orange County, where he helped merge two large companies, created a new financial reporting system, and secured a second public offering. He holds a doctorate at UCSB, an MBA from UC Irvine, and a bachelor’s degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In his new role, Kirk will be assisted by Hossein Salehi (Financial Planning).