Leadership Council

The Dean's Leadership Council is an advisory board that helps advance the Donald Bren School of ICS' research, teaching and public service goals by strengthening the school's ties to industry and the community. Council members provide invaluable input to the dean of the school from their industry and community perspective on industry trends, the ICS curriculum, and so forth.


The mission of the Dean's Leadership Council is to:

  • Serve as an advisory group to the dean of the Bren School of ICS;
  • Serve as advocates for the Bren School of ICS and promote the interests of the school in the community;
  • Assist in recruiting additional members to the council who fit the profile for membership and identify other support groups who can contribute to the advancement of the school; and
  • Assist in fund-raising campaigns to help increase the financial resources of the school.

The council meets three times per academic year.

If you are interested in getting involved in the Leadership Council, please contact Ed Hand, Director of Development, at elhand@uci.edu or at (949) 824-6563.


Dave Goff, Chair
Senior VP and CIO, Skilled Healthcare, LLC

Roger Andelin ’87
Senior VP, CTO Online Technology

Paul Butterworth ’74, M.S. ‘81
CTO, Emotive Communications, Inc.

David Cheng ‘91

Kevin Daly, Ph.D.
CEO, Maxxess Systems, Inc.

Rick Dutta
Chairman and CEO, Nexvisionix, Inc.

Jon Hahn ‘81
FFF Enterprises

Arthur Hitomi ‘96
CTO and Co-Founder, Numecent

Robert Kleist
Retired. Founder and Chairman, Printronix

Joel Manfredo
Managing Director, Acies Consulting

Kevin Mun
Vice President of Operations, Vangard Voice Systems, Inc.

Himanshu Palsule
Executive Vice President of Strategy, Sage

Daryl G. Pelc
VP Engineering & Technology, Phantom Works
Huntington Beach Site Engineering Leader

Dinesh Ramanathan M.S. ’95, Ph.D. ‘00

Robert Romney ‘83
Retired. Founder, Zenographics, Inc.

Larry Rowe ’70, Ph.D. ‘76

Ted Smith
Chairman and CEO, MIND Research Institute

Julie Sokol
VP, Information Technology Services
Irvine Company

Sandra Smart-Ashburn B.S. ‘87
Senior Director, DIRECTTV Group, Inc.

Binh Dang ‘97
Managing Partner, MerdidianLink

Hiq Lee
President, BIS, Experian

Steve M. Anderson B.S.‘86
Partner, Quinnemanuel

Carlos Oliveira PhD ’03
COO, Nextfort Ventures