Executive & Leadership Team

Meet the people who make the magic happen

Executive Team

Chris Spohn, President of USV

Chris Spohn


Dr. Diana Asaad, Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Diana Asaad

Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Adam Forest, Vice President of Operations

Adam Forest

Vice President of Operations

Eric Rajasalu, Vice President of Enrollment Management

Eric Rajasalu

Vice President of Enrollment Management

Chris Jackson, Vice President of Finance

Chris Jackson

Vice President of Finance

Leslie Anderson, Director of Human Services

Leslie Anderson

Director of Human Resources

University Leadership Team

Carolus Brown

Dean of Students & Director of Student Housing

Angela Acuna, Registrar

Angela Acuna


Jason Arana

Director of Career Services

Stacey Valentine, USV Director of Financial Aid

Stacey Valentine

Director of Financial Aid

Melody Gallo

Associate Director of Admissions

Ryan Miller

Associate Director of Admissions, Online

Emily Busby, Director of Enrollment Services

Emily Busby

Director of Enrollment Services

Xo Nguyen

Department and Academic Administrative Director

Ricardo Kayanan

Director of Game Design & Development and Digital Art & Animation

Alex Holler

Head Esports Coach

Andrey Fedin, Vice President of Info Tech & Facilities

Dr. Andrey Fedin

VP, Info Tech & Facilities

Sean Porter, Controller

Sean Porter


Kari Edwards, Director of High School Admissions & Outreach

Kari Edwards

Director of High School Admissions & Outreach

Board of Trustees

Scott McKinley, Chairman of the Board

Scott McKinley

Chairman of the Board, University of Silicon Valley
Founding Partner, McKinley Hodge Group

Eve Andersson, Senior Director, Google

Eve Andersson

Senior Director, Google

Richard Chuang, Founder, d1nO, PDI/DreamWorks

Richard Chuang

Founder, d1nO, PDI/DreamWorks

John Seely Brown

Former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation
Former Director of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Former Independent Co-Chairman, Deolitte Center for the Edge
Former Advisor to the Provost, University of Southern California

Frances Valintine

Frances Valintine

Founder & CEO, Tech Futures Lab/The Mind Lab

Jason Woody

Jason Woody

Senior Managing Director, Palm Ventures

Robert Wrubel

Chief Innovation and Partnership Officer, DeVry University
Operative Advisor, Founder, and Managing Partner of Silverside AI