The new class of UCLA School of Public Affairs Fellows and Lecturers has been named. Each year the School of Public Affairs brings to campus a group of distinguished leaders in the public, nonprofit and private sectors to share their insights and become a part of the school's community of scholars and students.
"The fellows represent many political viewpoints and topical areas of expertise from community redevelopment to international communications policy," said Barbara J. Nelson, dean of the School of Public Affairs. "They are an important part of the school's commitment to the link between ideas and practice."
Throughout the year, these leaders present policy briefings, speak in classes, serve as mentors to students and participate in schoolwide events. The following is a list of fellows representing the 2005-06 academic year:
. Alain Dudoit is consul general of Canada in Los Angeles and for the Western states. He is the former Canadian ambassador to Spain.
. Tobi Inlender is the executive director for Dispute Resolution Services Inc., former executive director of Los Angeles Hillel and, earlier, assistant vice chancellor for External Affairs at UCLA.
. Madeline Janis-Aparicio is executive director for the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy and was appointed by former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn as volunteer commissioner for the Community Redevelopment Agency.
. David Janssen is the chief administrative officer for Los Angeles County, appointed by the Board of Supervisors in 1996.
. Cindy Miscikowski is a former Los Angeles City councilwoman and served as president pro tem of the City Council.
. Gregory Rodriguez is a Sunday columnist for the Los Angeles Times and a Los Angeles-based Irvine Senior Fellow at the New American Foundation, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, D.C.
. Erroll Southers is the deputy director of the California Office of Homeland Security, appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
. Tanya Tull is president and CEO of Beyond Shelter and founder of Para los NiÃ±os, a nonprofit agency that operates child-care and family support programs.
. Robert Wang is a foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State and diplomat-in-residence at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. His last post was as economic counselor minister to the U.S. embassy in Beijing.
. Angela E. Oh Esq. is a civil rights attorney for Oh & Barrera LLP, and a priest with the Zen Buddhist Rinzai Sect.
. Gregory R. Stubblefield is president and CEO of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, California and Hawaii division, and chair of the board of trustees for United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
. Alan Ehrenhalt is executive editor of Governing Magazine and is the creator and editor of the first four editions of Politics in America, a biennial reference book that profiles all members of Congress and their districts.
. J.D. Hokoyama serves as president and CEO, and a founding board member of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Inc.
. Solomon D. Trujillo is the chairman and CEO of Telstra, Australia's leading communications and information services company. He is the former chairman, CEO and president of the U.S.-based tech firm Graviton, and former CEO and president of US West.
For the 2005-06 academic year, former California Gov. Gray Davis and former California Senate Republican leader Jim Brulte were named Distinguished Policy Fellows. As Distinguished Policy Fellows, both Davis and Brulte have participated in class discussions and schoolwide events.
The UCLA School of Public Affairs was founded in 1994 to educate the next generation of practitioners and academic researchers in the "problem-solving professions": public policy, social welfare and urban planning. The school produces outstanding basic and applied policy and practice research in these fields and provides timely policy advice to policy-makers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. With more than 75 faculty members, more than 400 graduate students, a popular undergraduate minor program, nine research centers and a senior fellows program, the school is one of the largest and most dynamic of its kind in the nation.