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Ronald D. "Ron" Stephens, Ed.D.

Ed.D., University of Southern California; M.B.A., Pepperdine University; B.S., Pepperdine University

Dr. Stephens serves as chair in School Safety for the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. For the past 16 years, he has served as executive director for the National School Safety Center. He is a consultant and frequent speaker to education organizations and school districts worldwide. His past experience includes service as a teacher, school administrator, and school board member. Dr. Stephens has taught courses in business management and organization and educational administration. He is the executive editor of School Safety, America's leading school crime prevention news journal.


Leanne Neilson ('85, MA '88, PsyD '92) has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at California Lutheran University.