UCLA Division of Humanities Dean’s Advisory Board

The UCLA Division of Humanities Dean’s Advisory Board is a group of passionate individuals committed to advancing the mission of the humanities at UCLA, including:

  • Promoting innovative research and teaching across a broad range of disciplines
  • Equipping students with the skills necessary to lead culturally rich lives as informed citizens
  • Nurturing an open and lively community of ideas that seeks to interpret the world’s legacy of language, literature, and art, particularly in connection with the surrounding Los Angeles community

Through attendance and participation at Advisory Board meetings, selected activities throughout the year, and philanthropic support, Advisory Board members demonstrate their volunteer leadership on behalf of the division. As advisors, ambassadors, and supporters, members provide advice and counsel to the dean, and they advocate for the interests and philanthropic priorities of the humanities at UCLA. Members engage in thoughtful discussion around the big questions, challenges, and ideas that will propel the humanities into the next century.

Humanities Dean’s Advisory Board Members

Demos Anagnos ’76

Antonieta Arango ’99
Aramont Charitable Foundation

Henry Biggs ’92, ’96
ofCourse Scheduling

Tom Bye ’72, ‘76
Education Consultant
Thomas Bye Associates – Planning, Development, & Evaluation

May Chong ’79
Managing Director-Wealth Management
UBS Financial Services

Jeff Cunard ‘77
Managing Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton

Rob Ettinger ’80
Flaherty and Crumrine Inc.

Thomas Axel Haag, Ph.D., J.D. ’95, ’99
Managing Partner
Linden Lake Venture Capital

Michael Karon ’81, ‘86
Founder (Retired)
Argosy Wealth Management

Dr. Kathleen Komar
Distinguished Professor of German and Comparative Literature

Anahita Naficy Lovelace
Clinical Psychologist

Jim Lovelace
Partner, Capital Group
Capital Group

Teo Martinez 99
CEO I Co-owner
Growing Generations

Anne K. Mellor
Distinguished Research Professor of English

Dr. Ross Shideler
Associate Dean of Humanities and Academic Personnel, Research Professor

Mina Soroosh ’03, ’12
Ph.D. – French and Humanities Educator
Geffen Academy UCLA

Lee Walcott
Vice President and Managing Director (Retired)
The Ahmanson Foundation