Claremont University Consortium Leadership
Claremont University Consortium (CUC) is the central coordinating and support organization for a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges known as The Claremont Colleges located in Southern California.
Stig Lanesskog is the CEO of Claremont University Consortium (CUC). In this role, he oversees 34 shared services for The Claremont Colleges and works with the presidents and other senior leaders of the campuses to facilitate and implement strategic initiatives. Prior to joining CUC in 2014, Stig was at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was the associate provost for strategic planning and assessment. In this capacity, he twice facilitated the development of a five-year strategic plan for the university as well as the implementation of metrics at both the campus and individual college levels. He previously served as associate dean for M.B.A. programs, leading the executive, full-time and part-time programs in Champaign, Chicago and Warsaw, Poland. He also was the director of Illinois Business Consulting, in the College of Business.
Stig has served on numerous professional boards including the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI), the Illinois Professional Science Masters Program, Illinois Business Consulting, and was a member of the Champaign School District Unit 4 Board of Education. He has extensive experience in integrating and transforming organizations in complex environments and in creating and leading shared service organizations. Prior to his career in higher education, he spent approximately nine years in strategy consulting with two major firms. Stig earned a B.S. degree in business administration/marketing and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mia Alonzo was named controller and associate director of Financial Services in January 2009, and became the director in November 2013. In this position, she serves as the corporate controller for Claremont University Consortium, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and Keck Graduate Institute. She was the assistant controller for Scripps College and Harvey Mudd College from 2000 through the end of 2008. In that position, Ms. Alonzo was responsible for overseeing the financial systems and processes for these institutions, including accounting for investments and planned gifts, the annual audit process, and tax and regulatory filings.
Previous to coming to CUC, Ms. Alonzo worked for the accounting firm, Vavrinek Trine Day and Company, LLP, as an audit supervisor.
Ms. Alonzo earned her B.A. in business economics with an emphasis in accounting at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Bonnie Jackson Clemens was appointed to the position of secretary to the board and assistant to the chief executive officer effective July 1, 2008. In that role, she provides executive management support and research assistance to the Board of Overseers and several board committees as well as executive management support to the Council of The Claremont Colleges. As assistant to the chief executive officer of CUC, she provides leadership and support roles for a wide range of special projects assigned by the CEO.
Dr. Clemens’ professional background and education span more than 35 years in higher education. Prior to her current appointment, she was director of libraries for The Claremont Colleges, a position she had held since 1990. During her tenure, she furthered the Libraries long-standing emphasis on applying new technologies and innovative strategies as complementary to traditional library information, research, and instructional services and collections. She also represented the Libraries at campus, regional, and national meetings and the consortium on campus-wide committees, including the Information Technology Committee.
Dr. Clemens began her professional library career at Louisiana State University, where she received her master’s degree. In 1976, she received an HEA Title II-B Fellowship for advanced study in Library Science at The Florida State University, where she earned her Ph.D. In 1979, she was appointed personnel librarian at the University of Georgia Libraries. Over a period of 11 years, she held a number of administrative positions at the university, including serving as acting director of libraries for two years.
Active professionally, Dr. Clemens has published with an emphasis on library personnel matters, has spoken both nationally and regionally on library technology and library consortium development, and has served on a number of national and regional library committees and as a Delegate to the OCLC Users Council. During her tenure on the executive committee of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium, the organization transitioned from a primarily volunteer organization to a nonprofit public benefit corporation that has developed a national reputation for service to private academic libraries. Dr. Clemens has also served on a number of WASC visiting teams and on committees of the Mt. Baldy United Way.
Project Manager Stephanie Dornes became the director of Human Resources (HR) for Claremont University Consortium in July 2015. In this position, Stephanie is responsible for establishing and overseeing CUC’s HR practices in recruiting, development, legal compliance, employee relations, compensation and for the management of the HR department. Stephanie also leads the cross-functional employee engagement team for CUC.
Stephanie joined CUC in 2010 as a human resources generalist before becoming a human resources business partner in 2013. In her most recent role, she collaborates with leaders across CUC to provide HR services that include full-cycle recruitment, performance management, compensation analysis, policy development and employee training.
Prior to joining CUC, Stephanie managed multi-state recruiting, onboarding, benefits administration and employee relations for the Geneva Foundation, a non-profit organization that administers grants and contracts for military medical research.
Stephanie earned a B.S. in business administration from Pepperdine University and a M.S. in human resources design from Claremont Graduate University. She is also certified as a professional in human resources by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Dr. Denise Hayes joined Claremont University Consortium in July 2009 and was named vice president for student affairs in January 2011. In that capacity, she has responsibility for the Chaplains, Chicano Latino/Student Affairs, Black Student Affairs, Health Education Outreach, and Student Health Services. Prior to her current appointment, she served as director of Student Health and Counseling Services for The Claremont Colleges.
An Indiana native, Dr. Hayes obtained her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Indiana University. Her doctoral research was on perceived support for college students who are single parents.
A counseling psychologist, Dr. Hayes began her career in counseling and student health in 1992. She served as director of Counseling and Health Services at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN from 1999–2009.
In addition to numerous presentations, Dr. Hayes has been a contributing author in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy and the Journal of Counseling and Development. She has also been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Ebony magazine, the Indianapolis Star and the San Antonio Express News. Her research interests include leadership development, cultural competency student health and mental health providers, organizational consultation, and wellness.
Lori A. Husein, CPA, is the vice president of finance and administration/treasurer and a member of the CUC senior cabinet.
Lori is responsible for financial services, benefits, compensation, central facilities services, facilities planning, business affairs, environmental health and safety, real estate, enterprise services and human resources.
Prior to coming to CUC, Lori served as the vice president and controller at Loyola Marymount University.
Prior to joining LMU, she worked in private industry including 11 years in the audit practice of Deloitte, where she served as a senior manager. Lori has also been very active in her community, serving on numerous boards including as president of the San Gabriel Educational Foundation. She is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College.
Kim Lane became the director of communications for Claremont University Consortium (CUC) in May 2015. In this position, she oversees the communication, design and web development units.
Prior to coming to CUC, Ms. Lane worked for nearly two decades for the University of California, including at the Riverside and Irvine campuses and the UC Office of the President. Her most recent assignment was as the communications lead for the UCPath Center, the University of California’s high-profile project to implement a single payroll, benefits, human resources and academic personnel solution for all UC employees.
At UC Riverside she was in charge of the CASE award-winning campus magazine, and the staff and faculty newsletter. She also worked for more than a decade at The Press-Enterprise newspaper in Riverside County.
She brings extensive experience in communications and marketing, working with the media; managing, developing and designing print, electronic and social media content; overseeing branding campaigns; and handling change management issues. She has a B.A. degree in business administration (with an emphasis on labor relations) from California State University, San Bernardino.
Dana is CUC’s director of project management and a member of the senior cabinet. In this capacity, Dana manages a portfolio of CUC and intercollegiate projects helping to ensure each project meets schedule, cost and quality objectives.
Before joining The Claremont Colleges Dana spent 10 years in the aerospace industry as a systems engineer. In this capacity, he provided technical and project management leadership to a variety of highly complex projects.
Dana has a BS in psychology, an MBA and a Master of Systems Engineering degree. He also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Kevin Mulroy was appointed to serve as the A.J. McFadden Dean of The Claremont Colleges Library beginning July 15, 2013.
Mulroy came to The Claremont Colleges from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he had served since 2008 as the associate university librarian for academic services.
He has more than 25 years of library experience and is a proven leader in all facets of library management, including public services, collection management, budgeting, personnel, fundraising, and technological innovation.
As dean, Mulroy ensures the library’s continued integration into the fabric of each of the seven colleges.
During his service at UCLA, Mulroy guided about one third of the university’s vast, nationally ranked library operations. He managed a budget of more than $10 million and held oversight of more than $5 million in acquisitions funds. His portfolio included responsibility for the operations of the Charles E. Young Research Library’s Collections, Research and Instructional Services; Library Special Collections; enterprise-wide Teaching and Learning and Access Services; the Powell (College) Library; the East Asian Library; the Arts Library; and the Music Library.
From 2001–08, he served at the University of Southern California (USC) as associate executive director for Research Collections and Services and as Assistant Dean for Contracts and Grants.
Before that, Mulroy worked for eight years as Director of Research at the Autry National Center. He also held earlier positions at the Getty Research Institute and the UCLA Library.
Mulroy’s areas of subject expertise include US ethnic history and American studies. He has written two books on relations between African-Americans and American Indians: The Seminole Freedmen: a History and the award-winning Freedom on the Border: the Seminole Maroons in Florida, the Indian Territory, Coahuila and Texas . Mulroy co-edited Seeking El Dorado: African Americans in California. And he edited a book based on an exhibition he curated at the Autry on international responses to the Western entitled Western Amerykański: Polish Poster Art and the Western.
Mulroy has presented and published widely on various aspects of US ethnic history, popular culture, and academic librarianship. He has also curated a number of exhibitions and organized public programs and events.
Stan Skipworth was appointed director of Campus Safety on April 15, 2015. In this position, Stan is responsible for providing leadership and direction to our campus safety professionals who safeguard the persons and properties of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to The Claremont Colleges.
Stan’s professional background includes police chief emeritus of California State University, Long Beach, where he led that department and university to be twice-recognized as one of the top five safest colleges in the United States. Stan is also former mayor and councilmember for the city of Corona, CA. Stan has served as president of the California Association of Councils of Governments and is now the legislative chair for the California College and University Police Chiefs Association.
For their continued work on public policy for foster care and adoptions within California, Stan and his wife, Michell, have been presented the YMCA’s Victor Award and the Angels in Adoption Award by the United States Congress.
Chuck Thompson was named chief information officer for Claremont University Consortium (CUC) on Jan. 1, 2016. He is responsible for providing IT services in support of all of The Claremont Colleges as well as for supporting the IT needs of CUC.
Prior to coming to CUC, Chuck was assistant dean and chief information officer for the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While in that role he oversaw the consolidation of all IT staff in the college into a single shared services organization. He was also very involved with campus-wide activities such as compute cluster consolidation, data center consolidation, the deployment of a campus-wide unified communications system and serving as a facilitator for a leadership program for campus IT staff.
Chuck has BS and MS degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois.