Claremont Lincoln University is incorporated with the State of California and has its own self perpetuating Board of Directors.
Eileen Aranda, President
Eileen Aranda is President of Claremont Lincoln University. Dr. Aranda spent many years as a management consultant focused on facilitation of the strategic management process, development and implementation of organization change efforts, assessment and mediation of internal organization problems and management team development. She holds an MBA and Ph.D. with an emphasis in strategic management and organizational development from University of Washington and is co-author of Teams: Structure, Process, Culture, and Politics (Prentice Hall, 1998).
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David Lincoln, Board Chair
David Lincoln is a founding member of Claremont Lincoln University, who has enjoyed a diverse career as an aerospace engineer, businessman, philanthropist, and non-profit leader. His interests have been tremendously successful, not only due to his entrepreneurship, business acumen and management practices, but also his ethical commitment to advancing the common good. He serves on numerous non-profit and educational boards, and has been philanthropically involved with many educational and ethical endeavors, including Claremont Lincoln University.
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Dr. Jerry Campbell is the former President of Claremont Lincoln University and former President of Claremont School of Theology. An ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, Dr. Campbell previously served as Chief Information Officer and Dean of Libraries at University of Southern California, and as chief librarian and faculty member at the Iliff School of Theology, Perkins School of Theology, and Duke University. Dr. Campbell holds a B.A. from McMurry University, an M.Div. from Duke University, an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Denver.
Joan Brown Campbell
The Reverend Dr. Joan Brown Campbell is Director of Religion at the Chautauqua Institution and a devoted activist for peace and social justice. Archbishop Desmond Tutu called her “a woman of courage and compassion.” She has worked with the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and collaborated with Paul Gorman, Carl Sagan, Dean James Morton, and Albert Gore to establish the National Religious Partnership on the Environment. She is the recipient of 12 honorary degrees and the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award. She is author of Living Into Hope: A Call to Spiritual Action for Such a Time as This, and Prayers from Chautauqua, a recently published collection.
Steven R. Chanen
Steven Chanen is Chief Executive Officer of Chanen Construction Company, ranked as one of the largest five builders in the Southwestern United States, and one of the 400 largest builders in the nation, according to Engineering News Record. The company this year is celebrating its 60th year in business and the completion of $14 billion of work throughout the U.S. He earned a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University and is part of an executive education program at Harvard Business School and its MBA program. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated broad support of business organizations and local and national nonprofits through his involvement as board member, award recipient and philanthropist.
Tony Digiovanni is a recognized senior executive in the “for profit” higher education sector, with over 25 years experience. For the last 3 years, Digiovanni served as CEO of a venture-backed startup organization in higher education, Ameritas Educational Services. Digiovanni was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Enrollment for Education Management Corporation, including marketing oversight for Art Institute, Argosy University, South University and Brown Mackie College. Prior to that, Digiovanni served with Corinthian Colleges, as President and COO, and also with the Apollo Group in various executive positions. Digiovanni was the first President of University of Phoenix Online and helped take the organization public in September 2000.
James R. Doty, M.D.
James R. Doty, M.D., is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He collaborates with scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural bases for compassion and altruism. He is also a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. As a philanthropist, Dr. Doty supports a number of charitable organizations supporting peace initiatives and providing healthcare throughout the world.
Rabbi Mel Gottlieb is the founding Vice President of Claremont Lincoln University and President Emeritus of the Academy for Jewish Religion, California. He holds a doctorate in Mythology/Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where he was an adjunct faculty member. He has also taught at Columbia, Yeshiva University and the University of Southern California. He is a widely published author, and is former Director of Hillel at MIT and Princeton. He has served as Rabbi at Kehillat Ma’arav in Santa Monica as well as Westwood Village Synagogue.
Kathryn J. Lincoln
Kathryn J. Lincoln is Chair and Chief Investment Officer of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a non-profit educational institution teaching land economics and taxation, and has held this position since 1996. She also served as President of the Lincoln Foundation, Inc., a non-profit foundation that supported the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, from 1999 to October 2006. Her grandfather, John C. Lincoln, founded the Lincoln Electric Company headquartered there and established the Lincoln Foundation in 1946. Her father, David Lincoln, established the Lincoln Institute in 1974.