Two New Members Welcomed to Antioch University Los Angeles’ Board of Trustees

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Dr. Tex Boggs, president of Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA), is pleased to announce the addition of Alice Desobry Bowens and Lise M. Quintana to AULA’s Board of Trustees.

Alice Desobry Bowens and Lise M. Quintana were elected by AULA’s Board of Trustees bringing the Board’s total to 16 members. They were voted onto the Board on February 26, 2014 and began service immediately. They will each serve a three-year term.

“I am very pleased that two such notable individuals have expressed their support for AULA and joined our Board of Trustees,” said Boggs. “Alice and Lise bring valuable experience and expertise we need as we continue to grow and advance our social, economic, and environmental justice mission.”

The Antioch University Los Angeles Board of Trustees has delegated authority and responsibility for the oversight of the AULA campus. They act as ambassadors to further AULA’s mission in the local and wider community as well as advocate for AULA on matters of public policy. The AULA Board of Trustees meets quarterly.

Alice Desobry Bowens has over 40 years of experience as an educator. She has performed services as an educational consultant, consulting television producer, and adjunct professor. She is the executive director of Platinum Development Associates, which provides consulting for educational professional development, management, and organizational skills. She received a Commemorative Emmy for Instructional Planning and On Stage Performance for “Hollywood Homeroom,” a four-part series on how to produce videos. Previously she was a community/parent consultant for Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, a consultant for the Community Initiative School and for the Bill and Melinda Gates Educational Foundation. She serves as a member of the Angel City Links, Links Inc., Advisory Chairperson for LA’s BEST after school program, and on the Executive Board of the Center Theatre Group Affiliates. She earned a BA from Xavier University and a MA in Urban Studies from Pepperdine University.

Lise Quintana is the C.E.O. and founder of Narrative Technologies, which uses interactive and hypertext narrative tools to publish new kinds of literature. She was formerly the editor-in-chief of Lunch Ticket, a literary journal from the MFA community at Antioch University Los Angeles. While editor, she raised the profile of Lunch Ticket magazine from “newcomer” to “top-tier” as measured by the caliber of writers submitting and accepted. Previously she was a writer, editor, and project manager at Intuit. Lise is on the Alumni Advisory Board for Lunch Ticket and was formerly on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Library. She is supportive of educational opportunities for underserved populations. She earned a BA in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.

AULA’s Board of Trustees is comprised of exceptional individuals, leaders in business and nonprofits who share AULA’s commitment to diversity, academic excellence, and community outreach. Current Board members include: Grant Abramson; Susan D. Anderson; Susan Cole Hill; Andy Bales; Jack Illes; Joseph Klauzar, vice-chair; Lillian Lovelace, Trustee Emeritus; Alicia Miñana De Lovelace; Robert McKim, chair; Jason Oclaray; Roland Palencia; Laurie Petersen; Dannelle-Mimi Phan; treasurer, and Mary E. Power.

Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) provides a rigorous progressive education to prepare students for the complexities of today’s diverse societies. AULA, a not-for-profit institution and part of the Antioch University system, has served the greater Los Angeles area for more than 40 years. The core values of social justice, service to the community, and lifelong learning lie at the heart of the BA degree completion program and graduate programs in Nonprofit Management, Education and Teacher Credentialing, Psychology, Creative Writing, and Urban Sustainability.

Inspired by the work of pioneering educator Horace Mann, Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. With campuses in Keene, New Hampshire; Los Angeles; Santa Barbara; Seattle; Yellow Springs, Ohio; and online at AU Connected, Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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