Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




Woodbury University David Steele-Figueredo, Ph.D., serves as the 14th president of Woodbury University, a private, nonprofit university in Burbank with a second academic site in San Diego. Prior to joining Woodbury, Steele-Figueredo was dean of San Jose State University’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. Before beginning his academic career, he played a variety of strategic roles with Chevron Corp., including senior strategic planner and financial analyst on the Chevron-Gulf merger team, and president of Chevron Latin America. He has served on the boards of Better Burbank Corp. and the Valley Political Action Committee, or Val*Pac. ALMA MATER: University of Birmingham, England BEST ADVICE: When you are under severe pressure or in a crisis, stay calm and focused. FAVORITE BOOK: “In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays” by Bertrand Russell. BUCKET LIST: To return to Venice, my favorite city.


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