Woodbury University this week announced that a veteran college administrator with a background in international business will become its 13th president.
Luis Calingo, who will be officially installed during an inauguration ceremony in October, hails from Dominican University of California in San Rafael — a four-year, private Catholic college where he served as executive vice president and chief academic officer.
He replaces Kenneth Nielsen, who is retiring after 16 years at the helm of the 128-year-old Burbank campus.
“Woodbury University is a place that believes the best way to predict your future is to create it,” Calingo said in a statement. “I am honored to lead Woodbury and to work with students, faculty, staff and the community to honor this institution's rich tradition of transforming lives through education, while embracing the many opportunities of tomorrow.”
Calingo previously served as dean of the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University in Cleveland, and before that held various leadership posts in the Cal State system, where he was chairman of the association of deans in charge of spearheading academic leadership initiatives for the system's 23 business schools.