Board of Directors

Meet the California Southern University Board of Directors

J. Ramon "Raymond" Villanueva, MBA | Chairperson

Mr. Villanueva has 25 years of experience in post-secondary education management. In 1984, he founded and operated Career College Center in Whittier, California. In 1987-1990, he served as School Director and Chief Administrative Officer for Whittier Institute of Technology, a nationally accredited, Title IV-approved school. In 1995, he founded Newbridge College in Tustin, California where he served as President and School Director. Mr. Villanueva was chiefly responsible for the planning, implementation, and the day-to-day management of the school. In June 2005, Newbridge College was sold to an equity venture capital firm and under the new ownership, Mr. Villanueva served as V.P. of Operations until December 2006. Currently, Mr. Villanueva is the President and CEO of Capstone College, an accredited Title IV-approved school.

In higher education, from 2001 to 2003, Mr. Villanueva served on the Board of Directors of Northcentral University, an online institution for higher education accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Mr. Villanueva holds an MBA from Northcentral University.