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Since 2006, Elizabeth Bennett has served as University Registrar. In this role, she is responsible for supporting the administrative and academic needs related to student and course data for all UCI schools. She serves as the chief data steward for student information and student systems. Her team supports all aspects of student records management, registration, course management, room scheduling, teaching and course evaluations, degree audit, enrollment and degree certification, diploma management, institutional reporting, tuition and fee management, and National Collegiate Athletic Association athlete certification. Prior to joining UCI, she was the University Registrar at University of California, Riverside. Elizabeth earned a B.A. in English literature from UC Riverside.
Darren Endo is the director of administration. In this role, he serves as the chief operating and financial officer for the unit. He oversees business operations in the areas of finance, human resources, space and capital planning, facility operations, and associated strategic administrative initiatives. Darren works closely with the associate vice chancellor and the unit business officers to guide short-term and long-term budgetary and business planning. Darren joined UCI in 2004 and has served in a range of administrative and management roles including most recently as finance and human resources director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. He earned a B.S. in International Studies and an MBA from University of California, Irvine.
Tony Hwang serves as executive director. In his role, Tony supports the associate vice chancellor in developing and executing the strategic enrollment management plan. He guides, supports, and assesses new and existing strategic initiatives and provides leadership and support to meet strategic enrollment goals. Dr. Hwang also oversees the data analytics unit and manages OEM information systems. Prior to joining Enrollment Management, he served in various senior management roles in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions including most recently as interim executive director. He also directed the federal Upward Bound program that served to increase the college rates for low-income and first-generation college going students. Tony earned a B.S. in social ecology from University of California, Irvine, an M.A. in school counseling from Azusa Pacific University and a Ed.D. in higher education leadership from the California State University, Fullerton.
Dale Leaman is the executive director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In this role, Dale oversees and provides leadership for all aspects of undergraduate admissions, including outreach, recruitment, evaluation, and enrollment. He supports the goals of the university to attract high-achieving, talented and accomplished students. He is committed to an admissions process that treats each applicant as an individual, maintains the highest ethical standards, adheres to University policy, and demonstrates best practices as established in the greater admission community. Dale has served nearly 25 years at UCI and he has more than 40 years of experience in a wide variety of positions in education, including coach, teacher, consultant, data architect, business analyst and manager.
David Naimie serves as the director of external relations. In this role, David oversees all community relations and communication initiatives with a primary focus on UCI’s overall mission, goals and objectives and enhancing its image on a local, regional, national and global level. David strives to foster and maintain positive relationships between the university and its students, community partners, and the larger public. He has served more than 25 years with UCI in a variety of counseling, admissions, marketing and communications roles. David earned a B.S. in Psychology from University of California, San Diego and an M.A. in Communications (TV/Film) from the California State University, Fullerton.
Rebecca Sanchez is the director of financial aid and scholarships. In this role, she is responsible for the management of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and for the provision of need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarships campuswide. She develops multi-year plans and implements campus goals as they relate to need-based financial aid and undergraduate scholarships. She is responsible for policy development and implementation, and long-range planning for the office. Before joining UCI in 2016, Becki held several financial aid related roles at Northwest University, UCLA, and most recently was the director of financial aid at California Baptist University. Becki earned a B.A. in Business Management from Northwest University and an MPA from California Baptist University.
Victoria (Vic) Imsirovic serves as the director of global strategy. In this role, Vic provides leadership in managing the vision, goals, strategic design, policies and practices related to international enrollment management. Vic is a certified executive, career development and life coach. She maintains a vibrant and cutting edge portfolio of advanced professional studies in the interdisciplinary human development sciences and international development. She earned a B.A. in Spanish from University of California, Irvine. She also holds California Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials with specialties in Multicultural Education, Bilingual Education, English As a Second Language, and Music from University of California, San Diego.
Karen Robinson serves as the executive assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor. In this role, she manages the AVC’s calendar, facilitates communication and correspondence. Prior to joining Enrollment Management, she held a number of administrative roles at UCI since 2005.
Jovonte Willis is the director of data analytics. In this role, he supports strategy and decision-making, performs research and conducts data analysis, generates and distributes reports to campus leaders and stakeholders, and built and manages the Enrollment Management Data Analytics system. Prior to joining UCI, Jovonte held several related roles in the California State University System including as director of the office of institutional research and business intelligence at California State University, Stanislaus. Jovonte earned a B.S. in Economics and an M.S. in Data Science.