PRESIDENT, CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
WHY: Native of Italy, took over as president of Chapman, OC’s largest private university, in
IN THE NEWS: Personally donated $1M to university’s fundraising campaign this year. The president’s bequest will endow the Bernardino Telesio Professorship in Italian Studies to the Italian Studies program of the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social
NOTABLE: Has Ph.D. from University of Maryland. Author of more than 200 refereed publications, and editor of several volumes.
QUOTABLE: “We are proud to call Orange our home and want to give
back in every way that we can.”