Assistant Dean & Director of Admissions
Dylan Stafford has been accountable for UCLA Anderson FEMBA program admissions since 2003. Dylan has overseen 70% program growth from a student body under 600 to now almost 1,000 part-time MBA students, making FEMBA the #2 graduate program student body in all of UCLA. Some of the programs that Dylan has created include SuperSaturday Admission Interviews (5,956 interviews to-date conducted by 1,603 volunteers), the FEMBAssador core of student leaders, and FEMBApalooza, an annual all-student, culture-building soiree. Since 1996, in Bloomberg BusinessWeek and US News & World Report, FEMBA has been ranked from #1 to #6 in the nation, never lower. FEMBA consistently earns top marks for Student Satisfaction, Caliber of Classmates and Teaching Quality.
Before UCLA, Dylan was a Change Management Consultant and International Human Resources Manager for Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering conglomerate and one of the world’s biggest companies. He began in the Silicon Valley, and was promoted to a three year assignment at the global headquarters in Munich, Germany, where he founded InterGreat!, a social-networking platform for high-potential European managers.
Dylan earned his MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. He graduated with honors from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and served on the Ross Volunteers, the Honor Guard of the Governor of Texas. He speaks German and Spanish.
Currently, Dylan is writing his second book, Building a Winning Organization: Falling in Love with Leadership. In 2010, his first book Daddy Muscles: a First-Time Father’s Diary of Marriage, Pregnancy, Parenthood and a Second Chance to Become a Real Man was released.
Director of Admissions Operations & Student Development
Matt Gorlick is a fifth-generation Angeleno and “Double Bruin” (BA in Communications and MBA). After almost nine years at Disney, Matt career-shifted into higher education where his passion is to support university students outside the formal curriculum as they grow and make meaning of their lives. Matt has dual accountabilities in his current role. His role in admissions operations focuses on supporting applicants, admits, and new students through the application process, while managing the various admissions-related systems and processes. His role in student development focuses on promoting growth in self-awareness, providing team and individual coaching, and enhancing the extracurricular experience through programming beyond the formal curriculum.
Associate Director of Admissions Outreach
Christy has been a proud member of the Anderson staff since 2010 and has a total of 10 years of experience in admissions and recruiting. She is currently the Associate Director of Admissions Outreach for the Fully Employed MBA program, focusing on corporate relationship management, diversity and Flex outreach. Christy was born and raised in Santa Monica and earned her B.A. in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara, making her a true Southern Californian. She has no plans of leaving this perfect weather anytime soon.
Associate Director of Admissions & Marketing
Raymond has been with UCLA Anderson since August 2007 shortly after completing his degree in Economics from UC Irvine. Hired as a marketing associate with Executive Education, he expanded his role to include supervision of the CRM database system, sales, operations and program management having a hand in every aspect of the department. Looking to continue to focus his career on marketing, Raymond stepped into the role of Marketing & Communications Manager with the Fully Employed MBA Program in November 2011. In charge of a complete rebrand of the program focusing on the students and their experiences, he executed a thorough website redesign to complement a new approach to recruitment making it easier for prospective students to gain further information regardless of their stage in the application process. After helping bring in two of the largest class sizes in program history in 2014 and 2015, Raymond was promoted to Associate Director of Admissions & Marketing in August 2015 and continues to enjoy meeting, recruiting and making an impact on hundreds of students every year.
Associate Director of Admissions
Chris joined UCLA Anderson as an Associate Director of Admissions for the Fully Employed MBA Program in late 2015. A native of Palm Springs, Chris graduated from University of California, Riverside with a B.A. in Business Economics and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management. Chris has held leadership positions in various cross-functional, strategic and public facing roles in for-profit and non-profit educational settings in Southern California. He is experienced in the areas of product development, e-learning, mentoring, operations and outreach. Chris has always taken a deep interest in developing close relationships with his colleagues, meeting new people and he truly enjoys positively impacting all those around him.
Vanessa joined FEMBA Admissions at UCLA Anderson in February of 2015. As Administrative Specialist, some of her main functions are to manage the application processing and to liaise between FEMBA Admissions and Graduate Division. Before uniting with UCLA Anderson, Vanessa worked in a privately held company for several years, where she acquired her extensive experience in clerical and business administration, operations, and customer service. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Cal State University, Los Angeles.
Receptionist & Special Assistant to the Deans
Cynthia Summerville joined UCLA Anderson as the Special Assistant to the Deans for the Fully Employed & Executive MBA Programs in early 2015. She is responsible for managing the FEMBA/EMBA Admissions Office and managing special admissions projects, conferences and events. She has a certificate in Project Management from UCLA Extension and received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California.
Director of Financial Aid
Ji joined the full time MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office in September of 2010 as the director of financial aid. Prior to joining UCLA Anderson, Ji served as the Director of Financial Aid for Otis College of Art and Design for 8 years. Ji earned her B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley.
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Connie earned her B.A. in Sociology from UC Irvine. She joined the MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office in September 2008 as an Admissions Coordinator. After several years, she was promoted to Admissions Operations Manager. While she enjoyed her work, in December 2015 she decided to expand her knowledge and joined the financial aid team.
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Andy joined the Anderson MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office in September of 2008. As an assistant director of financial aid, his primary responsibilities are to support the administration and to disseminate information regarding fellowships, federal, and private student loan programs to the MBA students.Prior to joining MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office, Andy served as the supervisor at the UCLA Central Financial Aid Office for over 20 years. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's degree in psychology. He is actively involved in the financial aid community and served on a committee for the 2012 California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator Conference (CASFAA).