Leadership

Offices & Services

Office of Academic Programs

The Office of Academic Programs is in charge of the 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. Our curricula are constantly reviewed to ensure all courses taught at Virscend University cover state-of-the-art concepts and technologies that meet the expectations and needs of the industry. For more information, call (949) 502-6252 or email counselor@virscend.com and direct your message to the Office of Academic Programs.

Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions is in charge of the admission and recruitment for our programs. This office also evaluates applications and offers scholarships to qualifying students. All students’ records are maintained in the database of this department. The Office of Admissions is also responsible for daily marketing tasks including advertising and recruitment, as well as supporting our  For more information, please email admission@virscend.com.

Office of Financial Management

The Office of Financial Management provides accounting and financial management services to employees and students of Virscend University. If students have billing and/or payment questions, contact the office via email at finance@virscend.com and direct your message to the Office of Financial Management.

Office of Student Success and Distance Education

The Office of Student Success and Distance Education is in charge of student advising, student retention and graduation. This office also manages the development and evaluation of distance learning programs offered. Virscend University has been approved to offer Distance Learning Programs for both Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees by BPPE on May 27, 2020. Please contact Allison Pearson at allison.pearson@virscend.com

Office of Operations & Informational Technology

The Office of Operations maintains the physical, technological, and digital assets of Virscend University. The Office also manages the daily fiscal responsibilities, software subscriptions, and the Student Information System. If students, faculty, or staff have any questions for the Office of
Operations regarding IT problems, software inquiries, or our facilities on campus, feel free to contact Eric Shurter at eric.shurter@virscend.com

University Committees

Curriculum Committee

Responsibilities

  • Develop the policy of academic affairs

  • Monitor the execution of academic affairs

  • Development and update program curricula

  • Coordinate with faculty to conduct annual assessment.

  • Make recommendations to the Strategic Plan in consultation with the Administrative Council.

Members

  • Director of Academic Programs

  • 2 Faculty members

Admission Committee

Responsibilities

  • Monitor student admission, retention and graduation

  • Decision making on student admission for all programs using established criteria

  • Develop criteria for scholarships/honors/awards for all programs

  • Student Advising

  • Evaluate and for transferring credit using established criteria

  • Monitor and Review Program Agreements

Members

  • Director of Admission

  • 1 Faculty

  • 1 Staff

Administrative Council

Responsibilities

  • Review all administrative issues of the University

  • Execute the strategic plan

  • Receive feedback from Strategic Planning Committee

  • Implement improvements and adjustments as advised by Strategic Planning Committee

  • Make recommendations to the Board in regards the Strategic plan.

  • Administers student evaluations, communicates results to the Curriculum Committee and Personnel Committee

Members

  • President

  • Director of Academic Programs

  • Director of Admissions

  • Director of Financial Management

Information Technology Committee

Responsibilities

  • Review all technology related issues

  • Computer hardware/software and network deployment strategy

Members

  • Director of Academic Programs

  • 1 faculty

  • Technical staff

 
Grievance Committee

Responsibilities

  • Manage grievances from faculty, staff and students and student grade appeal

Members

  • 1 faculty

  • 1 staff

 
Personnel Committee

Responsibilities

  • Review the performance of faculty and staff

  • Recruiting, retention and promotion for faculty and staff

Members

  • President

  • Director of Academic Programs

  • 2 faculty

Faculty Council

Responsibilities

  • Collect and share information for decision-making, especially regarding the sustainability of student success, academic quality, and institutional purposes. 

Members

  • Teaching Associates

  • Teaching Faculty

Board of Trustees

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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.

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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.

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Mr. Steven Hsiang

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

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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.

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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.

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Ms. Tiffanie Archie

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