Chief Financial Officer – Lesley Chen
Lesley Chen, the CFO of Virscend University, has an MBA with a concentration in Finance and an MS Accounting degree from CSULB. Her work includes four years as an Accounting Associate for CSULB and seven years as a Senior Accountant for a large technology company in California. She works in conjunction with the CPA, auditor, administrators, faculty, and board members to develop income statements, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and manages the budget. She is a skilled presenter that is able to share the needed information with all stakeholders so that they can make data-based decisions.
Deputy Director of Student Success – Ryan Swindell
Ryan Swindell graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Film and Media Studies and has worked in education for the past seven years. He is responsible for the academic success of current students, through academic advising and registrar services. He is also responsible for the institutional research at Virscend University, which includes data collection, analysis, and storage. He works with faculty to ensure that they have the tools they need to complete assessment.
Deputy Director of Operations- Krystal Yu
Krystal Yu, the Deputy Director of Operations, graduated from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland. She has extensive experience in management, serving as the sales manager of Corporate Wholesale at a large, five-star hotel and the account director for all local accounts. Additionally, she was the Employee of the Year at a small academic institution in Irvine, CA before joining the Virscend team in late 2021. Her responsibilities include managing the day-to-day spending of the University (ensuring checks and balances), managing the operations and facilities on campus, and human resources activities. She also works as the Strategic Lead for the marketing team at Virscend, which includes planning and executing large-scale marketing objectives for the benefit of the University. Her goal is to increase the interactions between the University and the surrounding community through rapport-building and engagement events.
Deputy Director of Admissions – Jordan Austria Verador
Jordan is the Deputy Director of Admissions for Virscend University. He recently graduated from Chapman University, where he majored in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship, and minored in Data Analytics.