Operations Division

Office of the COO

Portrait of Clive Houston-Brown, Ed.D.

Clive Houston-Brown, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Clive Houston-Brown joined Western University of Health Sciences in February 2019. He has over 34 years’ experience within the higher education environment in California. Prior to joining WesternU, he was Vice President for HR, IT, Facilities & Safety at the University of La Verne. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of support for the University's physical plant, capital projects, technology, human resources, campus safety, and parking and transportation. In addition to almost 22 years at La Verne, Clive served in various IT capacities for 12 years at California State University, Stanislaus. He holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, a Masters in Systems Management from Golden Gate University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of La Verne. His doctoral dissertation researched perceived barriers to African Americans and Hispanics entering the Information Technology field. Clive is an active member of Rotary International and served as District 5300 International Clean Water Initiative Chair for almost a decade. In that role he helped raise over $1/2 million towards dozens of clean water and sanitation projects in the third world.


Portrait of Diane Garcia.

Diane Garcia.

Executive Assistant/Fiscal & Operations Manager


Portrait of Maribel Frias, M.P.H.

Maribel Frias, M.P.H.

Operations Project Manager


Portrait of Denise Cornish

Denise Cornish

Senior Director, Enterprise Applications & Databases


Portrait of Gary Priddy

Gary Priddy

Director, IT Infrastructure


Portrait of Jason Todd

Jason Todd

Information Security Officer, IT Security, Risk, & Compliance


Portrait of Denise Wilcox

Denise Wilcox

Senior Director, IT Business Processes & Customer Experience


Portrait of Todd Clark

Todd Clark

Executive Director, Facilities and Physical Plant


Portrait of David Sevesind

David Sevesind

Assistant Director, Campus Security


Portrait of Linda Emilio

Linda Emilio

Vice President, Human Resources


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Trena Rich

Executive Director, University Compliance



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