Dean’s Arts Board

The Dean's Arts Board

The Dean’s Arts Board (DAB) fosters closer ties between the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA), its alumni, and the community. Members of the DAB are non-governing and serve in an advisory capacity to the Dean. The DAB consists of diverse individuals from various business, leadership, and community sectors, joining together to provide guidance and assistance in shaping and implementing the vision and goals for CTSA.


Board Members

Dean Tiffany Ana López


Executive Board Members

Matt Bailey
Community Supporter

Shazad Ghanbari, Ph.D.
Design Principal
AIA International | Westgroup Designs

Reza Jahangiri
Founder and C.E.O.
American Advisors Group

Tom Nielsen
The Nielsen Company
Emeritus UCI Foundation Trustee

Sheila Peterson
Beachside Books LLC
UCI Foundation Trustee

Cheryll Ruszat
Executive Director
Montessori Schools of Irvine
UCI Foundation Trustee

Richard Ruszat
Montessori Schools of Irvine
UCI Foundation Trustee

Ivan Williams
Executive Producer & Executive Vice President
Scenario Entertainment
Ex-officio UCI Foundation Trustee


Sustaining Board Members

Rachel Fine
Executive Director & C.E.O.
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Susan Hori
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Mary Watson-Bruce, Ph.D.
Community Supporter


Ex-officio Board Members

Jerry Mandel
Irvine Barclay Theatre

Ellen Ruskin-Gillman
Associate of the Chancellor

Richard Stein
President & C.E.O.
Arts Orange County


Honorary Board Member

Joan Beall
Community Supporter


Contact Us

For questions about the Dean’s Arts Board or how to make a difference at the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, please contact:

Sarah Strozza
Senior Director of Development
(949) 824-0629

Anna Forman
Executive Assistant to the Dean
(949) 824-8792




Claire Trevor Society