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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:


Andy Vaughn, MSEd

Provost and Senior Vice President
for Academic Affairs

Tracy Heller, PhD

Vice President of Finance
and Interim Chief Financial Officer

Diane Erdei, MA

Vice President for Admissions

Amy Kwiatkowski, MAOM

Vice President for Student Affairs
Policy Assurance 

Mary Oling-Sisay, EdD

Chief Human Resources Officer

Michael RussellPhD

Chief Information Officer

Sue Wierenga

School Administrations:

California School of Professional Psychology

Executive Dean

Teresa Chapa, PhD, MPA

Academic Dean

Dalia Ducker, PhD

Interim Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs

Debra Kawahara, PhD

Interim Associate Dean for
Training and Administration

Stephanie Wood, PhD

California School of Forensic Studies

Executive Dean

Gregory J. Brandes, JD

Director of Training    

Lisa Talerico, PsyD

Hufstedler School of Education


Mary Oling-Sisay, EdD

Alliant School of Management


Rachna Kumar, PhD

San Francisco Law School

Executive Dean    

Gregory J. Brandes, JD

Undergraduate Studies


Mary Oling-Sisay, EdD


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


Kimberly Gardner

Coordinator for Campus and Student Services

San Diego

Kathy McIntosh

Assistant Vice President of Student Life and Alumni Relations

San Francisco    

Angela Dickson

Director of Campus Services


Board of Trustees

Joyce Berenstein
Geoff Brown
William Husson
William Hynes
Jeffrey Keith (chair)
Ron Longinotti 
James Lyons 
Natalie Porter 
Jeff Tirengel 
Andy Vaughn

Board of Directors

Elizabeth Fetter
Gonzalo Garreton, M.D.
Richard Grunsten
Kai Roemmelt (chair)
Saul Rosenbaum        


Audit and Tax Filings

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