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


Board Members

Matt Bailey
Community Supporter

Carol Choi

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

Susan Hori
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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

Steven Sorenson
Sorenson Foundation

Mary Watson-Bruce, Ph.D.
Community Supporter

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


Ex-officio Board Members

Jerry Mandel

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





  • Fatima Rizvi-Flores 
    Associate Director of Development
    (949) 824-8750