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Pepperdine's Graziadio School Names LAUP's Gary Mangiofico as Associate Dean of Part-time, Executive MBA Programs


LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gary L. Mangiofico, Ph.D., of Laguna Beach, Calif., Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) and Pepperdine University professor, has been appointed Associate Dean for Fully-Employed Programs and Executive Programs at Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management, announced Dean Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.

Dr. Mangiofico will assume responsibility for Executive Programs (including the EMBA, Presidential Key Executive MBA and M.S. in Organizational Development) and for all part-time programs (Fully-Employed MBA, Bachelor of Science in Management, and M.S. in Management and Leadership) effective this summer. He will also oversee student recruitment for these programs and the Graziadio School's marketing, communications and public relations operations. He will complete his employment with LAUP on June 25, 2010.

"Dr. Mangiofico's rich experience in executive leadership in the corporate and non-profit sectors, along with his seven years of experience across our programs in the Graziadio School, have effectively prepared him to lead our Executive Education certificate program and the degree programs Fully Employed MBA, Bachelor of Science in Management, Master of Science in Management and Leadership, Master of Science in Organization Development, Executive MBA and Presidential and Key Executive MBA," said Dean Livingstone.

Dr. Mangiofico serves as Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management and director of the Master of Science in Organization Development program at Pepperdine's Graziadio School, where he has taught since 2003. He is a former vice president for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services; COO and senior vice president for Pathmakers, an integrated behavioral health practice management group; senior vice president for Apria Healthcare Group; and chief executive officer for CPC Alhambra Hospital. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in psychology from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (Alameda/Berkeley). He has been delivering consulting services to corporations, private business, and non-profits since 1989.

Dr. Mangiofico is an active member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has conducted over 300 workshops and keynote presentations in healthcare, community health, and healthcare economics.

More About the Programs The Fully Employed MBA program offers an immersive, highly collaborative evening and weekend education for students advancing into management responsibilities who wish to continue working while pursuing their degree. Classes are offered in West Los Angeles, Irvine, Encino, and Westlake Village on a flexible schedule.

The B.S. in Management program is an evening and weekend program for working professionals who wish to complete an undergraduate business education and qualify for an accelerated MBA and/or J.D. degree.

The M.S. in Management and Leadership program provides how best to apply the student's deep understanding of his or her personal leadership style as a manager to motivate teams, build alliances, and enhance influence skills.

The M.S. in Organization Development program, among the few in the country, prepares leaders in the art and science of managing strategic change through field research, international professional engagement, and applied learning coursework.

The Executive MBA program is an evening and weekend cohort program for the manager advancing into senior levels of responsibility who wish to continue to working while pursuing their degree. Sessions are available in Southern California and the Silicon Valley area.

Designed for C-Level executives and seasoned business owners, and the only program of its kind, Presidential and Key Executive MBA program enables graduates to translate a lifetime of experience and knowledge into personal and professional capital that delivers lasting meaningful benefit for themselves, for their organizations and for their most trusted relationships.

About the Graziadio School of Business and Management Founded on the core values of integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion, Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management has been developing values-centered leaders and advancing responsible business practice since 1969. Student-focused, experience-driven, and globally-oriented, the Graziadio School offers fully accredited MBA, Masters of Science, and bachelor's completion business programs. More information found at

SOURCE: Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management CONTACT: Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management Douglass Gore, Director of Public Relations 310-568-5580 Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

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