Community Events

Taste of Immersion


Saturday, June 23 2018
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM


Deann Placencia

Phone: 866.685.8793


Hotel Irvine

17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA

Join us for Brandman University’s School of Education’s Taste of Immersion event

Take your career to the next level. Attend this event to learn about Brandman’s Doctoral program in Organizational Leadership.

  • Learn how our students transform their organizations at poster presentations of their Transformational Change Projects.
  • Hear from four Brandman graduates - how their work as change leaders has impacted their leadership style and careers.
  •  Meet our Organizational Leadership students, faculty and cohort mentors to learn about the program.

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Deann Placencia: 866.685.8793 or



A Conversation with Brandman Transformational Leaders

Moderated by School of Education Dean Christine Zeppos


scott conrad Dr. Scott Conrad

Senior Director, Information Technology, Santa Rosa Junior College

Project:  Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Strategic Planning Transformational Change Project
Conrad was able to offer crucial guidance for helping the state to adopt a special learning management system platform which allows IT teams to identify and fix accessibility issues. Over 70 of the 113 community colleges in California are already adopting it.


nick arman Dr. Nick Arman

Associate Professor of Counseling, Veterans Counselor, Fullerton College

Adjunct Faculty, School of Business and Professional, Brandman University

Project: Implementation of a Self-Check-in System in a Vet Center

Arman was able to transform operational protocol and customer satisfaction of the community-based counseling center and improve patient check-in, eliminate issues related to patient privacy, and improve self-reported satisfaction ratings.


Stephanie Herrera Dr. Stephanie Herrera

Principal at SOAR High School, an early college high school located on the Antelope Valley College campus in Lancaster, CA

Project:  SOAR to Wellness

Herrera used her project to create an impact at SOAR High School by changing it from an overly intense academically-focused culture to a culture of student wellness.



Dr. Cathy Powalski

Retired Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. Currently supporting "The Pegasus Rising Project" in Escondido, CA

Project:  Lean Six Sigma/ Continuous Process Improvement Project Facilitation and Leadership Support

Powalski put the plans in place to transform the command culture at The Installation Personnel Administration Center by establishing and incorporating strategies to recognize, reward, and sustain project facilitation as a valued leadership trait regardless of a person’s rank.  

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