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Dr. Robert Chi

Dr. Chi received his MS degree in Management Information Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the University of Texas-Austin. He has 29 years of teaching experience at California State University Long Beach, University of California Riverside, and other schools. Dr. Chi has served as the Department Chair for 6 years and Associate Dean for 5 years at CSU-Long Beach. He is a member of many advisory boards and a frequent speaker in the US and abroad. He has published research articles in academic journals in E-commerce and Information Systems. He is the founder and Chief Editor of Journal of Electronic Commerce Research which was ranked #4 in quality by more than 400 scholars worldwide in 2002.

Board of Trustees


Dr. Bruce Lee, Chairman of the Board

Dr. Lee has 25 years of industrial experience in R&D and process/customer engineering applications of materials technologies for electronic, aerospace, automotive/ceramic, and chemical industries.


Mr. Steve Gramme

Mr. Gramme is a business executive with 20 years of experience in business consulting and strategic planning for Fortune 100 global organizations in the high tech, information, legal, academic, entertainment, real estate and finance industries

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Dr. John Austin

Dr. Austin has 20 years of experience in medical practice working with a globally recognized provider.


Mr. Steven Hsiang

Mr. Hsiang has 20 years of marketing and technical support experience with fortune 500 company.


Dr. Sara Saedinia

Dr. Saedinia has 4 years of experience as Director of Innovation and Product Manager for leading biotech company.

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Dr. Steve Fisher

Dr. Fisher has 25 years of experience in both higher education for recognized accredited institutions and field experience as an Accounting Consultant.


Ms. Joanna H. Cho

Dr. Cho has over 30 years of financial reporting, payroll, and accounting in private, non-profit, and government agencies and currently is the Accountant III for the L.A. County Development Authority.


Ms. Tiffanie Archie

Tiffanie Archie has extensive marketing, project management, and relationship development experience mostly focusing on international markets. 

Offices & Services

Office of Academic Programs

Accreditation: attainment and renewal of all accreditation and licensure efforts.

Curriculum: research and development of various degree and certificate programs offered by the university. All academic curricula offered are carefully designed by experienced professors and industry professionals.

Office of Admissions

Admissions: review admission criteria, evaluate the qualifications of applicants for all programs.

Marketing and Recruitment: marketing and recruitment operations to promote our programs, issue I-20 and other SEVIS services

Office of Financial Management

Accounting & Financial Services: The Office of Financial Management provides accounting and financial management services to employees and students of Virscend University. 

Office of Student Success

Student Advising: student advising and student retention and graduation.

Institutional Research: collects, compiles and analyzes data for institutional research and decision making.

Registrar: registration services to make sure all students follow the plan procedure to register for courses 

Office of Operations

General Operations: maintain and operate physical technological, and digital assets of Virscend University.

Human Resources: hiring, firing, retention, promotion record keeping for all employees and faculty.

Information Technology: manage current computer accounts, software subscriptions, Moodle teaching platform, Student Information System and Library services (IBIS World)

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