Alliant's Leadership and Governance Teams

Alliant International University is part of Arist Education System, a global system of universities focused on health and human sciences. Alliant is also partially owned by the Alliant Educational Foundation, an independent, non-profit organization which oversees scholarships, donations, grants, contracts, research and clinical training and professional service centers affiliated with the university. University management responsibility is delegated to the President, who is supported by the President's Cabinet.

University Administration:

Alliant International University

Geoffrey Cox, PhD

Provost and Vice President
for Academic Affairs

Russ Newman, PhD, JD

Vice President for Student Services

Mary Oling-Sisay, EdD

Vice President for Human Resources

Lesa Hammond, PhD

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Nelis Parts, MBA


School Administrations:

California School of Professional Psychology

Interim Dean

Dalia Ducker, PhD

Interim Associate Dean
for Academic Affairs

Debra Kawahara, PhD


California School of Forensic Studies


Eric Hickey, PhD

Associate Dean

Diana Concannon, PsyD, PCI

Director of Training    

Lisa Talerico, PsyD


Hufstedler School of Education

Interim Dean

Rhonda Brinkley-Kennedy, PhD


Alliant School of Management

Interim Dean    

Lee White, PhD


San Francisco Law School


Jane L. O'Hara Gamp, JD

Faculty, Staff and Student Government

Faculty governance structures directly involve academic leaders in all aspects of University management, including student recruitment, selection, monitoring, evaluation and curriculum development, and faculty recruitment and performance monitoring. Policy recommendations often originate from faculty committees or student representatives.

University staff members are represented by an elected Staff Council, a body that has both campus and systemwide officers.

At each campus, students are represented by a Student Government Association, a self-governing body that enhances student welfare, student life and educational quality. Via a systemwide University Student Government Association, students are actively involved in a wide variety of University governance issues


Campus Administration:


Brian Evans

Coordinator for Campus and Student Services


Nicole Camaras

Director of Campus Services

Los Angeles

Stephanie Byers-Bell

Director of Campus Services


Penny Schafer

Director of Campus Services

San Diego

Kathleen McIntosh

Director of Campus Services and Student Life

San Francisco    

Angela Dickson

Director of Campus Services


Board of Trustees

  • Sylvia Acevedo
  • Joyce Berenstein, JD
  • Geoffrey Brown
  • Therese Cannon
  • Geoffrey Cox, PhD
  • Corrado De Gennaro
  • Robert Dickeson
  • David Figuli
  • Dr. William Hines
  • Dr. William Husson
  • Jeffery Keith
  • Ron Longinotti
  • James E. Lyons
  • Natalie Porter, PhD
  • Jeffrey Tirengel, PsyD




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