B.S. marketing '90 (MBA '92)
Patrick (Pat) Boulard was born, raised and educated in France where he graduated with degrees in mathematics and physics, business administration, and marketing. Pat headed to California in 1989 for what was supposed to be a one-year abroad experience as part of an exchange program with Chapman. But in the end, Chapman had a much more profound impact on Pat’s life than anyone could have anticipated. Pat graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1990 and stayed on to get an MBA in 1992 at Chapman. As an MBA student, Pat took an entrepreneurship class that would later prove decisive in his professional life. He also met his Chapman sweetheart and now wife, fellow Chapman graduate Lori (Guirior), (B.A. finance ’91).
Following graduation, Pat started his career in maritime operations, and became involved with information systems after realizing the positive impact technology could have on productivity and business performance. Moving from container ships to retail, and from California to New Jersey, Pat joined Toys R Us International where for nine years he directed teams of operations and technology professionals in Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia and implemented operations and systems improvements that enabled Toys R Us countries to operate more efficiently and profitably. In 2004, Pat transitioned from toys to women's apparel to lead a business transformation initiative as CIO for Urban Brands (now known as "The New Ashley Stewart") and in 2007, the whole family happily moved back to California when Pat was recruited to become the first Global CIO for Quiksilver in Huntington Beach.
Over the years, Pat has developed a passion for energizing business performance through innovative and culturally relevant solutions that make people more productive, processes more efficient, and companies more profitable. As co-founder and managing partner of Axellium, Pat combines his cross-industry, cross-functional and cross-cultural expertise with a set of unique tools and methods to deliver transformative and lasting value to his clients.
Pat now lives in Irvine, Calif. with Lori and their two children, Chloe and Ian.
Justin graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2003 with a B.A. in journalism. While at CSULB, he worked for the school newspaper, The Daily 49er, as reporter and editor. He also served as president of the campus charter club the Society of Professional Journalists and his chapter received a distinguished club award for excellence from the national organization.
To remain competitive and sharpen his business skills Justin pursued an MBA from Chapman, graduating in 2008. Since then he's been working as a product manager at First American (FAF), a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions.
An Orange native, when he's not applying his skills to his day job, you can find him outdoors playing sports and enjoying all Southern California has to offer.
B.S. business administration, finance '02 (JD '07)
Roger graduated magna cum laude from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (emphasis in Finance and Economics) in 2002. While at Chapman he was a founding father of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and also managed the student run Chapman investment portfolio. Roger continued his education at Chapman Law School graduating cum laude in 2006 with an emphasis in Taxation. Following this he graduated with high distinction from Loyola Law School earning an L.LM in taxation. He is an active member of the State Bar of California.
Roger is currently a senior manager in EY’s Irvine International Tax practice. He has worked in public accounting specializing in the international tax area for 9 years. He has worked with a number of different public and private clients in a broad range of business lines including technology, food and beverages, media and entertainment, engineering and construction, and clothing apparel. During his time in public accounting, Roger has focused on providing tax planning and consulting services to his clients as they expand their business operations outside of the US and into foreign jurisdictions. Roger has advised his clients on a number of international tax issues including intellectual property planning, operating model effectiveness (supply chain planning), foreign tax credit planning, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and general US federal income tax international tax compliance.
Roger lives in Orange with his wife Salisa Douglas (an ‘07 Chapman MBA graduate) and their son, Roger Jr. Roger enjoys coaching his son’s sports teams, hiking up to Robbers Roost and enjoying the view, and spending time with his family watching football or the Lakers.
B.A. art history '09
Karlie Harstad graduated from Chapman in 2009 with a B.A in art history summa cum laude and Grey Key recipient. After working abroad in France and Singapore for nearly four years, she returned to Orange County and reconnected with Chapman. As an executive member of the Chapman Young Alumni Society, she is dedicated to engaging young alumni by facilitating networking and volunteer opportunities.
Karlie currently works as a Clinical Core Labs Analyst for a global medical device company where she is a member of their “Strengthen Our Community” committee. Her free time is spent travelling and tutoring French.
M.S. communication science and disorders '13
Marc Hickman '06
B.S. business administration, marketing '06
Marc is an account executive for Aon Risk Services, Inc. the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human resources solutions and outsourcing services. In his role he is responsible for managing Aon’s resources and all aspects of the client relationship. His book of business includes global 100, private equity, large retail and service industry clients including Toyota North America, The Irvine Company and The Gores Group, LLC.
He is also a member of Chapman50.
Alyssa Lahham is currently a Marketing Program Manager at Ingram Micro Cloud, where she oversees marketing initiatives for cloud vendors including Microsoft, Dropbox, Cisco, and more. Independently, she is a digital marketing consultant and works on projects ranging from research and strategy to campaign execution and analysis. She is also a principal at Axellium, a "special ops" project delivery team, and co-founder of STAFFR, a start-up online staffing company.
In addition to serving on the Chapman Alumni Associate Board of Directors, Alyssa is a Chapman50 member. She also serves as the co-executive director for Forge 54, a non-profit that does pro-bono marketing for other non-profits.
Alyssa graduated with her MBA from Chapman University in 2013. Prior to attending Chapman, she graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B.A. in communications. She lives in Newport Beach with her husband, Sam, and their Boston Terrier, Maya. Outside of work and Chapman activities, Alyssa enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling.
Michael Milhiser '69
B.A. government '69
G. Michael Milhiser is the chief administrative officer for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians’ Tribal Government Administration and Enterprises. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Interim Executive Director of the multi-million dollar Tri-City Mental Health Center in Pomona. In addition to his B.A. in government from Chapman University, Michael holds of Master of Public Administration degree from Claremont Graduate University.
Michael’s commitment to the community is demonstrated through his service and participation in several community organizations. He is the past chair of the Mt. Baldy Region of the United Way and distinguished past president of the Montclair Kiwanis Club. He also serves on the boards of the James L. White Foundation, the George Chaffey Trust, the West End YMCA, and is a past board member of the Corporate Board of the Los Angeles United Way and the Chaffey College Foundation.
BFA graphic design '03
Dr. Margaret Moodian moved from Mercer Island, Wash. to attend Chapman University. While at Chapman, she was involved in Panhellenic, served in several positions in the Delta Gamma Fraternity, and participated in many other clubs on campus. These experiences, combined with her two study excursions to Europe, made for a well-rounded college experience.
After graduating from Chapman, she earned a master’s degree in psychology and a doctorate in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University. She is currently an adjunct professor at Chapman and Brandman universities and co-directs the tutoring center at Brandman University.
Margaret maintains community involvement with the nonprofit groups Court Appointed Special Advocates, Tias Arms and the World Affairs Council of Orange County.
She and her husband, Dr. Michael Moodian, live in South Orange County with their rescue dog, Manny, and chinchilla, Marshall.
B.A. art '64
After beginning her Chapman education in 1949 and having three sons, Barbara won the senior award in 1964 for taking the longest to graduate. After receiving her degree, she taught school (both full time and as a substitute), tutored in reading and participated in the university reading clinic. Barbara also owned and operated an interior design business.
Barbara is active on campus as a member (and past-president) of Town & Gown. She also takes classes through the Chapman Alumni Lifelong Learning program and serves on the American Celebration Opening night committee. Outside of Chapman, Barbara is on the board of Orange Republican Women, Federated and is a graduate of Leadership Orange.
Barbara and her husband Bill (a 1952 alumnus) live in Orange. They have a grandson and granddaughter who attended Chapman.
BFA film production '14
While attending Chapman, Justin was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and an active member of the Inter-Fraternity Council, eventually serving as the Council president from 2012 to 2013. He was also involved in various student film productions in a variety of roles, including a role as co-producer of the documentary short film 'I Run While Talking to God', funded by a grant from Chapman University and the Sikhlens Film Festival.
Justin currently works as a coordinator in content operations and strategy at Lionsgate in Santa Monica, Calif. He enjoys running and hiking around Los Angeles, cooking and trying new restaurants, and watching and analyzing film and television content.
B.S. business administration, marketing (MBA '09)
Robert is a double alumnus of Chapman University and the former center of the basketball team from 2003-2007. His undergraduate degree is in marketing (2007) and his M.B.A. is in Financial Analysis (2010). He completed his master's degree in the full-time program at night, while working full-time during the day, over a two year period. He has been in financial sales for 10 years and part time consulting for 17 years. His experience is in equipment, real estate, and business lending. He is Orange County born and bred, but loves to travel. In his spare time, he utilizes his CA Notary Public license and does historic site management consulting. He is very competitive as he came from a collegiate sports background and is the oldest of four boys. He is used to the responsibility of working and leading in a team environment. He is detail oriented, organized, persistent in solving problems, and self-motivated. Rob is currently the Vice President Relationship Manager and Portfolio Manager at California United Bank’s Atrium Office in Irvine, CA. California United Bank is a pure business bank that solely focuses on privately held middle market businesses. Their clients are manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, real estate investors, and professional service companies with annual revenues usually between $2-$100 Million.
B.S. business administration '00 (MBA '12)
A native of Moscow, Russia, Vasily came to the United States to fulfill his dream of getting an American education. After graduating from Chapman with a B.A. in business administration, he started his career in the field of Financial Services with First American Title.
After close to ten years with the company, Vasily returned to Chapman to pursue an MBA, which he completed in 2012. Currently, Vasily works at Wells Fargo with their Business Banking Unit. Most recently, he served as Vice President with Lender Processing Services.
Vasily is involved with the Big Brother Big Sister program of Orange County and also serves on the board of the Chapman University MBA Alumni Association.
B.A psychology '11
Sophia Silva is a positive psychology coach and speaker who created www.sophiasilva.org to promote a positive way of life in which people can thrive. She also has a YouTube channel where she streams her "videoblog" with tips and advice, as well as interviews with leading figures.
Sophia has been featured on Univision, The Huffington Post, the Orange County Register and the Dr. Drew Podcast. Being from South American descent, she is fully bilingual and has received international attention as a columnist for Unoticias, Monte Carlo TV and Vision Canaria TV Digital. Her latest project, What the Flow!, interviews experts on topics related to health, happiness and how to overcome life’s challenges. It can be found on www.sophiasilva.org, YouTube, iTunes and Stitcher.
Sophia graduated Magna Cum Laude with Departmental Honors from Chapman University. She received her MBA and MA in Positive Psychology from Claremont Graduate University, and she is a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi.
BFA film and television producing '01
Kevin Staniec is an arts advocate, author, and publisher. Kevin studied Creative Writing and Film & Media Arts at Chapman University. He is the Executive Director of 1888, a regional catalyst for the preservation, presentation, and promotion of cultural heritage and literary arts.
In 2002, Kevin co-founded ISM, a non-profit organization that published an internationally distributed culture magazine and produced art exhibitions and community programs. In 2013, Kevin co-founded Black Hill Press, a publishing collective dedicated to the novella.
Kevin has worked at the Autry National Center, the Orange County Museum of Art, and currently programs arts and culture for the City of Irvine. He is an elected member of the Chapman University Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Orange Community Historical Society Board of Directors. From 2013-2015 Kevin served on the Board of Trustees for the Muckenthaler Cultural Center.
In 2015, Kevin was selected by the OC Register as one of the Most Influential People in Orange County and honored in OC Weekly’s People Issue celebrating the Most Fascinating People in Orange County. In 2016, Kevin was featured as one of six forward-thinking entrepreneurs by Modern Luxury Orange County for their Innovators Issue.
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B.A. legal studies '05 (JD '15)
During his time at Chapman, Faheem was a competing member of the Mock Trial team, where he won the Best Witness award at a regional competition, and participated in the Orange County Internship Program. Faheem returned to Chapman in 2013 to pursue a J.D. at the Fowler School of Law, anticipating completion of his degree in 2015. He serves as a Student Ambassador for the law school, and also assists with the Public/Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan, which is facilitated by the Fowler School of Law.
Faheem’s brother, Mir Tukhi, graduated from Chapman in 1998 with a degree in broadcast journalism. The “Mir Tukhi-Chris Harris Broadcast Journalism Award” is named after him, and awarded by the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at the annual Cecil Awards.
Faheem lives in Santiago Hills with his wife, and they strive to eat at every new (and old) restaurant in the Orange Plaza.
B.A. social science ’86 (M.S. human resource management and development ‘93)
Susan is an agent at New York Life Insurance. While attending Chapman she became involved with athletics as a member of the Chapman Women’s Tennis Team and joined the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. In addition to working in insurance, she has worked in higher education, entertainment, manufacturing, banking and restaurant industries.
Susan is passionate about horses and volunteers at the Red Bucket Equine Rescue organization. She also recently adopted a stray dog found by President Doti, who goes by the name of Chapman (or Chappy). She resides in Chino Hills with her husband, Robin and their two sons, Corey and Adam. Susan enjoys camping, horseback riding and is a big sports fan, especially for the Anaheim Angels.