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July 11, 2012
Woodbury University has announced its 13th president, Luis Ma. R. Calingo, who succeeds retiring Kenneth R. Nielsen. 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 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.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | October 2, 2012
Leadership was in the spotlight Saturday during a conference at Woodbury University in Burbank that looked at the traits and qualities of great leaders. One of those characteristics: They don't seek the limelight. “They shun the attention of celebrity status,” said Luis Ma R. Calingo, Woodbury's new president during the first-time Elevate 2012 conference, which was sponsored by the university and the Homenetmen Glendale Ararat chapter. What's more important, Calingo added, is that a great leader has passion, unwavering resolve and an ability to create an environment where success will continue even after he or she is gone.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 5, 2014
A case involving a former Woodbury University employee who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the college, alleging she was fired without cause, was recently dismissed, according to court records. La Cañada Flintridge resident Rose Nielsen, who is also the wife of Kenneth Nielsen, Woodbury University's former president, claimed she was fired in September 2012 after reporting alleged mistreatment of other university employees by the wife of Luis Calingo, the college's then newly named president.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 4, 2013
A well-known political analyst will lead a conversation in Burbank this Wednesday about how to find solutions for hyper-partisanship and political gridlock in the state and federal government as well as ways to improve voter engagement. Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC and former chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, will discuss the influence of money on politics, the “diminished political center” and voter alienation, said Lee Wochner, president of Leadership Burbank, a community-based organization that offers a nine-month leadership training program for people who live or work in Burbank.
THE818NOW
October 22, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, October 22. Woodbury University in Burbank is now under new leadership. Luis Calingo was officially installed as president of the university during an inauguration ceremony Saturday . Calingo replaces Kenneth Nielsen, who served as president for 16 years. Burbank Leader A San Fernando Valley-based filmmaker is gaining national attention for one of her films.  Ava DuVernay's latest film, “Middle of Nowhere,” has expanded to theaters across the country after an endorsement from Oprah Winfrey . Washington Times According to a new report, Bob Hope Airport in Burbank managed to inch ahead of budget projections for the fiscal year 2012 despite a drop in parking revenue and the loss of major air carrier American Airlines.
NEWS
January 19, 2002
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Thomas Harrington has been appointed as the new dean of Woodbury University's school of business and management. Harrington's appointment to the position became effective this week. Harrington, a former lieutenant colonel with the Air Force, is replacing the former business dean Richard King, who stepped down in May 2001 and serves on Woodbury's board of trustees. Harrington served as a professor of decision sciences, director of college accreditation and coordinator of college undergraduate programs during his tenures at the University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University before coming to Woodbury.
NEWS
July 11, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Zelda Gilbert knows that her school could be doing a better job. With a hefty check coming in from the government this fall to help with academics and student services, Gilbert's hoping to help her students on to graduation. This October, Woodbury University of Burbank will receive a check from the U.S. Dept. of Education in the amount of $420,000, the first installment of a $2 million grant to be paid to the school over the next five years.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 27, 2012
The three business consultants sitting in Nancy Guillen's commercial insurance office got straight to work Wednesday, running through a list of competitors, reviewing client retention rates and pushing her to play up her leadership with civic organizations. “We want to make sure that your clients know that about you, that you bring your best to the table, and that is what you are going to do if they need insurance,” said Jessica Marroquin as she took notes. It was advice for which some firms charge high hourly rates.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 6, 2014
Felony charges were filed Thursday against a 22-year-old Burbank man suspected of stabbing a Sunland man last month . Eric Wang was charged with one count of attempted murder using a knife and another count of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. Wang was arrested after police discovered the victim - identified in the felony complaint as Anthony Savage - on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of West Alameda Avenue with severe injuries on the evening of Jan. 25. Wang was released two days later after posting $500,000 bail.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 5, 2014
A case involving a former Woodbury University employee who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the college, alleging she was fired without cause, was recently dismissed, according to court records. La Cañada Flintridge resident Rose Nielsen, who is also the wife of Kenneth Nielsen, Woodbury University's former president, claimed she was fired in September 2012 after reporting alleged mistreatment of other university employees by the wife of Luis Calingo, the college's then newly named president.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 4, 2013
A well-known political analyst will lead a conversation in Burbank this Wednesday about how to find solutions for hyper-partisanship and political gridlock in the state and federal government as well as ways to improve voter engagement. Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC and former chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, will discuss the influence of money on politics, the “diminished political center” and voter alienation, said Lee Wochner, president of Leadership Burbank, a community-based organization that offers a nine-month leadership training program for people who live or work in Burbank.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 22, 2013
Woodbury University is collecting donations for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which ripped through the Philippines earlier this month, leaving nearly 4,000 people dead and 4 million displaced, said the university's president, who has ties to the ravaged country. In-kind and monetary donations collected by the end of the month will be shipped to the Philippine Red Cross and charity organization Caritas Manila, said Luis Calingo, who returned last Saturday to Burbank from the Philippines, where he was born and raised.
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By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times | November 15, 2013
Donald S. Maxwell, a retired financial executive who helped guide the Los Angeles Times and its former parent company, Times Mirror, through periods of unprecedented expansion, died Wednesday at his home in La Habra Heights. He was 83 and had pancreatic cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported . Maxwell joined The Times as controller in 1969 and later became the newspaper's vice president of finance. In 1982, he was named a vice president of Times Mirror, where he had a succession of financial responsibilities.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | October 8, 2013
Local dentist Bruce Lilly has started out his year as president of the Burbank Kiwanis Noon Club and has appropriately chosen as his theme, “The Year of Service with a Smile.” “Really, the strength of our club is we give service and we have fun,” Lilly said. “We give smiles with a smile. Whenever we get together, we have fun. I want us to do more of that and we will then be able to grow and serve more, too.” It is Kiwanis' vow to provide “Service to Youth and Children of the World,” and Lilly said he will concentrate on such local projects as supporting the vocal music associations and drama at Burbank and Burroughs high schools.
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By David Laurell | June 6, 2013
Beginning in 2006, the Burbank chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America began recognizing local organizations along with businesses and civic leaders for their commitment to community service, political activism and raising awareness of the issues important to the Armenian-American community on international, national, local and grassroots levels. This year, more than 300 members and supporters of the organization gathered to honor former Burbank Mayor Marsha Ramos as Citizen of the Year, businessman Timmy Mardirosian as Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Woodbury University as Organization of the Year.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 4, 2012
The wife of Woodbury University's former president filed a complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court this week alleging she was fired from her job as senior director of development without cause after reporting alleged mistreatment of other employees by the wife of the school's new president. Rose Nielsen alleges in her complaint, filed on Monday, that she was fired Sept. 6 not long after reporting that she had been approached by a maintenance employee in tears because he had allegedly been “threatened with termination” by the wife of Woodbury's new president, Luis Calingo.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 28, 2012
Just months after Luis Calingo stepped into his new role as Woodbury University's president, he is reshaping the school's vision while leading a new campus-wide conversation. “We need to draft a new strategic plan for the university,” Calingo said. “Woodbury University is the only university that 'blank.' That is really what we're trying to answer.” His most recent role was as executive vice president and chief academic officer for Dominican University in San Rafael, a four-year private Catholic college.
THE818NOW
October 22, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, October 22. Woodbury University in Burbank is now under new leadership. Luis Calingo was officially installed as president of the university during an inauguration ceremony Saturday . Calingo replaces Kenneth Nielsen, who served as president for 16 years. Burbank Leader A San Fernando Valley-based filmmaker is gaining national attention for one of her films.  Ava DuVernay's latest film, “Middle of Nowhere,” has expanded to theaters across the country after an endorsement from Oprah Winfrey . Washington Times According to a new report, Bob Hope Airport in Burbank managed to inch ahead of budget projections for the fiscal year 2012 despite a drop in parking revenue and the loss of major air carrier American Airlines.
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