January 24, 2003

The Anderson School at UCLA Appoints New Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Los Angeles — The Anderson School at UCLA has appointed Caprice Young as director of corporate and foundation relations. In her position, Young will focus her efforts on identifying and creating opportunities for corporations and foundations to partner with The Anderson School. Young is replacing Charlotte Brownlee, who was recently appointed to director of alumni relations at Anderson.

Young's key objective will be to generate support for The Anderson School by encouraging interest among organizations globally in the academic, teaching, consulting efforts, as well as the recruiting opportunities offered by The Anderson School, its faculty and doctoral and MBA students. She will also play a role in helping further bridge the school's six interdisciplinary research centers with the business community, offering organizations the opportunity to support a wide array of conferences, seminars, forums and speaker events in areas such as the economy, real estate, entertainment/media, international business, entrepreneurship, health care and technology management.

Specifically, Young and her team will engage corporations and foundations from a variety of perspectives, including offering them opportunities to participate in The Anderson School's Corporate Partners Program, which is an annual giving campaign that provides unrestricted funds that support the school's efforts to achieve academic excellence. These efforts include new curriculum initiatives, research projects, faculty recruitment and retention efforts, technology initiatives, fellowship support and student activities, including alumni and career services.

In return for their support through the Corporate Partners Program, organizations gain access to eminent faculty, valuable research, consulting expertise, networking resources, executive education/professional development programs, and top-level recruiting of MBA students.

"A major goal of our institution is to share our wealth of knowledge with business organizations and communities we serve," said Bruce Willison, dean of The Anderson School at UCLA. "We're pleased to have someone with Caprice Young's diverse background in business, education and politics to lead the way to facilitating reciprocal corporate and foundation relationships that will both enrich our school and businesses and organizations around the world."

Young previously worked as managing director of consulting services for PeopleLink, a technology company that creates on-line communities. She is also former strategy consulting group manager of IBM's West Coast e-Business Innovations Design Center. Additionally, from 1994-1997, Young served as the assistant deputy mayor for the City of Los Angeles, a position in which she led reform efforts in technology, infrastructure and budget.

Currently, Young serves as the elected president of the Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). In that role, she has helped implement a large-scale reform effort focused on raising student achievement, building community-centered schools, increasing teacher quality and improving management effectiveness. She is also president emeritus of Hollygrove, a home for abused and neglected children and the oldest nonsectarian home for children in Southern California, where she developed a technology learning center that helps children read and learn.

As a sixth-generation resident of Los Angeles, Young attended LAUSD schools in the San Fernando Valley, earned her bachelor's degree from Yale University and a master of public administration from the University of Southern California. Young and her husband Mark Dierking, planning deputy to Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla, live in the Los Angeles area with their three daughters.

About The Anderson School at UCLA

The Anderson School at UCLA is perennially ranked among the top-tier business schools in the world. Award winning faculty renowned for their research and teaching, highly selective students, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning opportunity. Established in 1935, The Anderson School provides management education to more than 1,300 students enrolled in full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs and academic master's and Ph.D. programs.

The Anderson School's faculty includes outstanding educators and researchers who share their scholarship and expertise in such fundamental areas as finance, marketing, accounting, business economics, decisions, operations and technology management, human resources and organizational behavior, information systems, strategy and policy.

Offering unparalleled expertise in management education, the world's business community turns to The Anderson School at UCLA as a center of influence for the ideas, innovations, strategies, and talent that will shape the future.

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