Board of Directors

Claremont Lincoln University is incorporated with the State of California and has its own self perpetuating Board of Directors.

Eileen Aranda

Eileen Aranda, President

Eileen Aranda is President of Claremont Lincoln University. Dr. Aranda spent many years as a management consultant focused on facilitation of the strategic management process, development and implementation of organization change efforts, assessment and mediation of internal organization problems and management team development. She holds an MBA and Ph.D. with an emphasis in strategic management and organizational development from University of Washington and is co-author of Teams: Structure, Process, Culture, and Politics (Prentice Hall, 1998).

David Lincoln

David Lincoln, Board Chair

David Lincoln is a founding member of Claremont Lincoln University, who has enjoyed a diverse career as an aerospace engineer, businessman, philanthropist, and non-profit leader. His interests have been tremendously successful, not only due to his entrepreneurship, business acumen and management practices, but also his ethical commitment to advancing the common good. He serves on numerous non-profit and educational boards, and has been philanthropically involved with many educational and ethical endeavors, including Claremont Lincoln University.

Jerry Campbell

Jerry Campbell

Dr. Jerry Campbell is the former President of Claremont Lincoln University and former President of Claremont School of Theology.  An ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, Dr. Campbell previously served as Chief Information Officer and Dean of Libraries at University of Southern California, and as chief librarian and faculty member at the Iliff School of Theology, Perkins School of Theology, and Duke University.   Dr. Campbell holds a B.A. from McMurry University, an M.Div. from Duke University, an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Denver.

Joan Brown Campbell

Joan Brown Campbell

The Reverend Dr. Joan Brown Campbell is Director of Religion at the Chautauqua Institution and a devoted activist for peace and social justice. Archbishop Desmond Tutu called her “a woman of courage and compassion.” She has worked with the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and collaborated with Paul Gorman, Carl Sagan, Dean James Morton, and Albert Gore to establish the National Religious Partnership on the Environment. She is the recipient of 12 honorary degrees and the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award. She is author of Living Into Hope: A Call to Spiritual Action for Such a Time as This, and Prayers from Chautauqua, a recently published collection.

Ryan Craig

Ryan Craig

Ryan Craig is a founding Managing Director of University Ventures, and founder of Wellspring, the largest and leading organization of treatment programs for overweight and obese children, adolescents and young adults. He headed the Education & Training sector at Warburg Pincus, where he was founding Director of Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI), one of the largest online universities in the U.S., and served as V.P. of Strategic Development for Fathom, the Columbia University online education company. He has advised the U.S. Department of Education.

Mel Gottlieb

Mel Gottlieb

Rabbi Mel Gottlieb is the founding Vice President of Claremont Lincoln University and President Emeritus of the Academy for Jewish Religion, California. He holds a doctorate in Mythology/Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where he was an adjunct faculty member. He has also taught at Columbia, Yeshiva University and the University of Southern California. He is a widely published author, and is former Director of Hillel at MIT and Princeton. He has served as Rabbi at Kehillat Ma’arav in Santa Monica as well as Westwood Village Synagogue.

Kathryn J. Lincoln

Kathryn J. Lincoln

Kathryn J. Lincoln is Chair and Chief Investment Officer of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a non-profit educational institution teaching land economics and taxation, and has held this position since 1996. She also served as President of the Lincoln Foundation, Inc., a non-profit foundation that supported the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, from 1999 to October 2006. Her grandfather, John C. Lincoln, founded the Lincoln Electric Company headquartered there and established the Lincoln Foundation in 1946. Her father, David Lincoln, established the Lincoln Institute in 1974.

Harvinder Sahota

Harvinder Sahota

Dr. Harvinder Sahota is one of the foremost cardiologists in the world. An inveterate inventor in the medical arena with 24 patents, he invented the world-famous Perfusion Balloon in the mid-1980s and performed north India’s first angioplasty in 1990. He was born and raised in India, where his father worked for the railroad. He first practiced in hospitals in Great Britain, then emigrated with his wife to the U.S. in 1974. In 1989, he started the Angioplasty Program at the Post Graduate Institute of Sciences (PGI), Chandigarh, Punjab, by invitation of the Institute’s head of cardiology.