February 07, 2005

Oracle Chairman Jeff Henley ('67) to Deliver MBA Commencement Address


Oracle Chairman Jeff HenleyLOS ANGELES - Jeff Henley (’67), chairman of the Oracle board of directors, will address the UCLA Anderson graduating class of 2005 as this year’s distinguished commencement speaker. Henley, who is a graduate of UCLA Anderson, ascended to the chairman’s position in January 2004 after 13 years as the database giant’s chief financial officer.  In October of 2004, fellow UCLA Anderson alumni honored him with the John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award.

Prior to joining Oracle in 1991, Henley served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at both Pacific Holding Company in Los Angeles and at Saga Corporation, a multi-billion dollar food service company. In the 1970s, he worked for Memorex Corporation and at Fairchild Camera and Instruments. His vast experience and knowledge make him eminently qualified to address the class of 2005. “Clearly the (MBA) experience is very valuable, to understand the world and learn new skills,” said Henley. “The UCLA Anderson School continues to improve and I’m very impressed with the progress. The experience has always served me well and I’m honored to have the opportunity to address the latest class of my fellow alumni.”

Mr. Henley holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from UCLA.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management is perennially ranked among the top-tier business schools in the world. Award-winning faculty renowned for their research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment. UCLA Anderson students are part of a culture that values individual vision, intellectual discipline and a sense of teamwork and collegiality.

Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson School of Management provides management education to more than 1,400 students enrolled in MBA and doctoral programs, and some 2,000 executives and managers enrolled annually in executive education programs. Recognizing that the school offers unparalleled expertise in management education, the world's business community turns to UCLA Anderson School of Management as a center of influence for the ideas, innovations, strategies and talent that will shape the future.

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