Saint Monica Catholic High School
Saint Monica Catholic High School is a parochial, co-educational, secondary school in Santa Monica, consisting of students in grades 9-12. It serves the parish of St. Monica. Saint Monica was established in 1899 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Mary; the academy housed both an elementary school and a high school until 1930, when the elementary school became the "Saint Monica Parish Elementary School" and was transferred to its present site on Seventh Street. The school was sold in 1935, Saint Monica High School was opened in 1939; the women's high school and the men's high schools were operated separately until the fall of 1968, when classroom instruction became co-ed. Donna Corcoran, actress Bison Dele Brian Williams, basketball player Steven M. Hilton and philanthropist, his mother Marilyn is an alumnus. Adrian Klemm, football player Bob Klein, football player for USC, LA Rams and San Diego Chargers Michael Klesic, actor Daniel "Danny" Moder, husband of Julia Roberts Jason Patric, actor Terry Schofield, basketball player on three NCAA Championship teams at UCLA under legendary coach John Wooden.
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Santa Monica neighborhoods
The western border of Santa Monica, California is the 3-mile stretch of Santa Monica Bay. On its other sides, the city is bordered by various districts of Los Angeles: the northwestern border is Pacific Palisades, the eastern border is Brentwood north of Wilshire Boulevard and West Los Angeles south of Wilshire, the northeastern border is San Vicente Boulevard up to the Riviera Country Club, the southwestern border is Venice Beach and the southern border is with West Los Angeles and Mar Vista. Though not part of the city of Santa Monica itself, but part of the Santa Monica Post Office code 90402, Santa Monica Canyon is a misleadingly named adjacent neighborhood, facing out upon the Pacific Ocean. With winding roads and steep canyon walls this small enclave shares more with wooded Topanga Canyon than the city of Santa Monica. Home to musicians, movie stars, aging beach bums, Santa Monica Canyon is part of the city of Los Angeles, its Canyon Charter Elementary School is one of the most prestigious elementary schools in the LAUSD.
The border between Santa Monica Canyon and the Palisades is Chautauqua Blvd. San Vicente Boulevard is the northernmost major street in Santa Monica; the streets north of San Vicente are considered a subsection of the North of Montana neighborhood, but distinguished because of La Mesa Drive. Homes on La Mesa Drive are among the most expensive in Los Angeles County and contain views of the Riviera Country Club with peeks of the Pacific Ocean or the picturesque Santa Monica Canyon. Lot sizes vary between 15,000 sq feet up to 60,000 sq feet. Home prices range from $5 million to $30 million. La Mesa Drive is one of the least known in the city. Planted with a dense canopy of rare Moreton Bay fig trees, the street makes a picturesque driving or walking location. Twenty blocks closer to the ocean the Santa Monica Steps are a popular set of 189 public steep steps that lead down into the canyon. Rather than being used as a convenient direct route from the Canyon Charter school to Adelade drive, they are more utilized for intense workouts and are an excellent place for spotting sweating celebrities.
Streets north of San Vicente are short and contain gated estates. North of San Vicente the streets are La Mesa Drive, La Mesa Way, Gale Place, Woodacres Road, Esparta Way, Ermont Place, Foxtail Drive, Larkin Place, Winnett Place and Adelaide Place; this is part of the "North of Montana" 90402 zip code. South of San Vicente and north of Montana Avenue consist of larger family homes of varying styles and age on larger lots, it is one of the most expensive areas in the Westside of Los Angeles. The streets in this portion of Santa Monica are San Vicente Boulevard, Georgina Avenue, Marguerita Avenue, Alta Avenue, Carlyle Avenue, Brentwood Terrace, Ocean Avenue, the "numbered streets" 4th Street, 7th Street, Lincoln Boulevard, 9th Street, 10th Street, 11th Street, 12th Street, Euclid Street, 14th Street, 15th Street, 16th Street, 17th Street 18th Street, 19th Street, 20th Street, 21st Street, 21st Place, 22nd Street, 23rd Street, 24th Street, 25th Street and 26th Street. Most of the lot sizes are 7,500 square feet on 50' X 150' lots.
The South of San Vicente, North of Montana streets provide an understated conventional walkable play-in-street feel. Among the streets South of San Vicente, the streets West of 7th Street are coveted for their proximity to Palisades Park on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and wide streets with stately homes on deep 100' foot wide lots; the Gillette's Regent Square tract, developed by King Gillette - the razor blade manufacturer, are 9,000 square feet on 60' x 150' lots. The Gillette Regent Square section is coveted by potential home buyers for the larger homes allowed under the restrictive zoning laws, wider lots and mature street trees. San Vicente Boulevard is the northernmost major street in Santa Monica; the streets North of San Vicente are considered a subsection of the North of Montana neighborhood, but distinguished because of La Mesa Drive. Homes on La Mesa Drive are among the most expensive in Los Angeles County and contain views of the Riviera Country Club with peeks of the Pacific Ocean or the picturesque Santa Monica Canyon.
Lot sizes vary between 15,000 sq feet up to 60,000 sq feet. Home prices range from 5 million to 30 million. La Mesa Drive is one of the least known in the city, planted with a dense canopy of rare Moreton Bay fig trees the street makes a picturesque walking location. Twenty blocks closer to the ocean the Santa Monica Steps are a popular set of 189 steep steps that lead down into the canyon. Rather than being used as a convenient direct route from the Canyon Charter school to Adelade drive, they are more utilized for intense workouts and are an excellent place for spotting sweating celebrities. Streets north of San Vicente are short and contain gated estates. North of San Vicente the streets are La Mesa Drive, La Mesa Way, Gale Place, Woodacres Road, Esparta Way, Ermont Place, Foxtail Drive, Larkin Place, Winnett Place and Adelaide Place; this is part of the "North of Montana" 90402 zip code. West of 7th and East of Ocean Ave is the neighborhood noted by 100' x 220' foot lots, some of which have been subdivided into 50X 220.
Many of Santa Monica's
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper, published in Los Angeles, since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers, is the largest U. S. newspaper not headquartered on the East Coast. The paper is known for its coverage of issues salient to the U. S. West Coast, such as immigration trends and natural disasters, it has won more than 40 Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of other issues. As of June 18, 2018, ownership of the paper is controlled by Patrick Soon-Shiong, the executive editor is Norman Pearlstine. In the nineteenth century, the paper was known for its civic boosterism and opposition to unions, the latter of which led to the bombing of its headquarters in 1910; the paper's profile grew in the 1960s under publisher Otis Chandler, who adopted a more national focus. In recent decades, the paper's readership has declined and it has been beset by a series of ownership changes, staff reductions, other controversies. In January 2018, the paper's staff voted to unionize, in July 2018 the paper moved out of its historic downtown headquarters to a facility near Los Angeles International Airport.
The Times was first published on December 4, 1881, as the Los Angeles Daily Times under the direction of Nathan Cole Jr. and Thomas Gardiner. It was first printed at the Mirror printing plant, owned by Jesse Yarnell and T. J. Caystile. Unable to pay the printing bill and Gardiner turned the paper over to the Mirror Company. In the meantime, S. J. Mathes had joined the firm, it was at his insistence that the Times continued publication. In July 1882, Harrison Gray Otis moved from Santa Barbara to become the paper's editor. Otis made the Times a financial success. Historian Kevin Starr wrote that Otis was a businessman "capable of manipulating the entire apparatus of politics and public opinion for his own enrichment". Otis's editorial policy was based on civic boosterism, extolling the virtues of Los Angeles and promoting its growth. Toward those ends, the paper supported efforts to expand the city's water supply by acquiring the rights to the water supply of the distant Owens Valley; the efforts of the Times to fight local unions led to the October 1, 1910 bombing of its headquarters, killing twenty-one people.
Two union leaders and Joseph McNamara, were charged. The American Federation of Labor hired noted trial attorney Clarence Darrow to represent the brothers, who pleaded guilty. Otis fastened a bronze eagle on top of a high frieze of the new Times headquarters building designed by Gordon Kaufmann, proclaiming anew the credo written by his wife, Eliza: "Stand Fast, Stand Firm, Stand Sure, Stand True." Upon Otis's death in 1917, his son-in-law, Harry Chandler, took control as publisher of the Times. Harry Chandler was succeeded in 1944 by his son, Norman Chandler, who ran the paper during the rapid growth of post-war Los Angeles. Norman's wife, Dorothy Buffum Chandler, became active in civic affairs and led the effort to build the Los Angeles Music Center, whose main concert hall was named the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in her honor. Family members are buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery near Paramount Studios; the site includes a memorial to the Times Building bombing victims. The fourth generation of family publishers, Otis Chandler, held that position from 1960 to 1980.
Otis Chandler sought legitimacy and recognition for his family's paper forgotten in the power centers of the Northeastern United States due to its geographic and cultural distance. He sought to remake the paper in the model of the nation's most respected newspapers, notably The New York Times and The Washington Post. Believing that the newsroom was "the heartbeat of the business", Otis Chandler increased the size and pay of the reporting staff and expanded its national and international reporting. In 1962, the paper joined with The Washington Post to form the Los Angeles Times–Washington Post News Service to syndicate articles from both papers for other news organizations, he toned down the unyielding conservatism that had characterized the paper over the years, adopting a much more centrist editorial stance. During the 1960s, the paper won four Pulitzer Prizes, more than its previous nine decades combined. Writing in 2013 about the pattern of newspaper ownership by founding families, Times reporter Michael Hiltzik said that: The first generations bought or founded their local paper for profits and social and political influence.
Their children enjoyed both profits and influence, but as the families grew larger, the generations found that only one or two branches got the power, everyone else got a share of the money. The coupon-clipping branches realized that they could make more money investing in something other than newspapers. Under their pressure the companies split apart, or disappeared. That's the pattern followed over more than a century by the Los Angeles Times under the Chandler family; the paper's early history and subsequent transformation was chronicled in an unauthorized history Thinking Big, was one of four organizations profiled by David Halberstam in The Powers That Be. It has been the whole or partial subject of nearly thirty dissertations in communications or social science in the past four decades; the Los Angeles Times began a decline with Los Angeles itself with the decline in military production at the end of the Cold War. It faced hiring freezes in 1991-1992. Another major decision at the same time was to cut the range of circulation.
They cut circulation in California's Central Valley, Nevada and the San Diego ed
Santa Monica College
Santa Monica College is a public, two-year, community college in Santa Monica, United States. Founded as a junior college in 1929, SMC enrolls over 30,000 students in more than 90 fields of study. Although serving pre-college, high school students, the College expanded its enrollment to educate college-age students and non-traditional students with the primary intention to transfer to a four-year university, it is one of the few schools which has high transfer rates to 4-year universities such as UCs or CSUs. Today, two-thirds of students at Santa Monica College are enrolled part-time. With over 2,000 employees, SMC is a major employer in the Greater Los Angeles Area and has a significant impact in the region's economy. Occupying the entire Santa Monica Community College District, SMC is the only public institution of higher education in Santa Monica; the main campus, located on Pico Boulevard, is the college's largest location. The College operates five satellite campuses across Santa Monica.
SMC is the leader in California's 113 community college system in transfers to the University of California system. Since 1929, SMC has provided job training, educational opportunities and cultural enrichment through its radio station KCRW, the Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center and lifelong learning through distinctive programs such as its Emeritus College for older adults. Santa Monica Junior College was established in September 1929 with 7 faculty members and 153 students in classes held on the second floor of Santa Monica High School. Attended by high school students, it was part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Despite the ensuing Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Great Depression, the school's enrollment increased to 355 in 1930 and 600 in 1931. In 1932, the College moved to the vacant brick Garfield Elementary School building on Michigan Avenue; the building was declared unsafe following the 1933 Long Beach earthquake and classes moved to tents and bungalows on the Garfield site, which students nicknamed Splinterville.
In 1940, following a number of failed attempts to relocate to a larger property, the school purchased 6.18 acres on Pico Boulevard for $10,197. In 1945, the junior college changed its name to Santa Monica City College; the Pico Boulevard and 17th Street campus opened on January 1952 to 1,200 students. The college's first bond measure was passed in 1946 for the construction of Corsair Stadium, which began in 1946 and was completed in 1948. In 1969, the college secured its own governing board under the creation of the Santa Monica Junior College District. In 1970, the school changed its name from Santa Monica City College to Santa Monica College. Santa Monica College experienced a financial crisis in 1972 when the state of California changed the age of majority from 21 to 18. Since the state paid $40 more per unit of attendance of minors than adults, the change cut SMC's budget in half. Additionally, state funding for community college students in California went to the student's home district and not the college's district.
SMC had a contract with the City of Los Angeles to finance students from Los Angeles but since one-third of SMC students were from districts outside of Los Angeles the city would lose more funding. As a result, Los Angeles planned to cancel its financial compensation contract with SMC; the college sent termination letters to all faculty and staff, effective September 1972. The crisis was halted on March 8, 1972, when the California State Senate passed a bill temporarily exempting community colleges from the financial effects of the change in the age of adulthood. On March 21, 1972, the college renegotiated its contract with the City of Los Angeles and rehired its faculty and staff. In 1980, the college built a new library and transformed the previous library building into the Letters and Science Building. In 2012 Santa Monica College received national attention due to a controversial plan to create a two-tier system of education in which more "popular" courses would be offered at higher costs.
Protests at a board meeting following the plan's proposal led to several students being pepper sprayed. A report on the event resulted in an officer's dismissal; the report faulted several members of the protest for provoking officers. Some people exclaimed "We got pepper sprayed! We won" after the incident. On April 23, 2013, a bomb threat caused the College Fair on campus to be evacuated; the culprit was not discovered. On May 4, 2013, an SMC student, Tian Lu, committed suicide by jumping off the parking structure; this was the first time in the college's 84-year history. On May 16, 2013, an SMC student threatened to shoot up the school; the threat turned out to be harmless, the student was apprehended at the psychological services department. 2013 shooting On June 7, 2013, a killing spree occurred in Santa Monica that left a total of five people dead, including the gunman and injured five others. The incident started several miles off-campus before the gunman traveled to SMC and entered the College's library, where he was fatally shot by police.
School officials put the campus on lockdown as Los Angeles Police Department officers, including SWAT, cleared the campus. Local law enforcement stated that they did not view the incident as a "school shooting" because the incident started off-campus. Santa Monica College is the one and only college of the Santa Monica Community College District, a constituent community college district of the California Community Colleges System; the district is governed by its seven-member Board of Trustees and its various officers including the Superintendent/President. The district territory includes Malibu; the trustees ar
An island platform is a station layout arrangement where a single platform is positioned between two tracks within a railway station, tram stop or transitway interchange. Island platforms are popular on twin-track routes due to cost-effective reasons, they are useful within larger stations where local and express services for the same direction of travel can be provided from opposite sides of the same platform thereby simplifying transfers between the two tracks. An alternative arrangement is to position side platforms on either side of the tracks; the historical use of island platforms depends upon the location. In the United Kingdom the use of island platforms is common when the railway line is in a cutting or raised on an embankment, as this makes it easier to provide access to the platform without walking across the tracks. Island platforms are necessary for any station with many through platforms. Building small two-track stations with a single island platform instead of two side platforms does have advantages.
Island platforms allow facilities such as shops and waiting rooms to be shared between both tracks rather than being duplicated or present only on one side. An island platform makes it easier for wheelchair users and other people with physical limitations to change services between tracks or access facilities. If the tracks are above or below the entrance level, an island platform layout requires only one staircase and one elevator be built to access the platforms. Building the tracks and entrance at the same level creates a disadvantage. If an island platform is not wide enough to cope with passenger numbers, overcrowding can be a problem. Examples of stations where a narrow island platform has caused safety issues include Clapham Common and Angel on the London Underground. An island platform requires the tracks to diverge around the center platform, extra width is required along the right-of-way on each approach to the station on high-speed lines. Track centers vary for rail systems throughout the world but are 3 to 5 meters.
If the island platform is 6 meters wide, the tracks must slew out by the same distance. While this requirement is not a problem on a new line under construction, it makes building a new station on an existing line impossible without altering the tracks. A single island platform makes it quite difficult to have through tracks, which are between the local tracks. A common configuration in busy locations on high speed lines is a pair of island platforms, with slower trains diverging from the main line so that the main line tracks remain straight. High-speed trains can therefore pass straight through the station, while slow trains pass around the platforms; this arrangement allows the station to serve as a point where slow trains can be passed by faster trains. A variation at some stations is to have the slow and fast pairs of tracks each served by island platforms A rarer layout, present at Mets-Willets Point on the IRT Flushing Line, 34th Street – Penn Station on the IRT Seventh Avenue Line and 34th Street – Penn Station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, uses two side platforms for local services with an island in between for express services.
The purpose of this atypical design was to reduce unnecessary passenger congestion at a station with a high volume of passengers. Since the IRT Seventh Avenue Line and IND Eighth Avenue Line have adjacent express stations at 42nd Street, passengers can make their transfers from local to express trains there, leaving more space available for passengers utilizing intercity rail at Pennsylvania Station; the Willets Point Boulevard station was renovated to accommodate the high volume of passengers coming to the 1939 World's Fair. Many of the stations on the Great Central Railway were constructed in this form; this was. If this happened, the lines would need to be compatible with continental loading gauge, this would mean it would be easy to change the line to a larger gauge, by moving the track away from the platform to allow the wider bodied continental rolling stock to pass while leaving the platform area untouched. Island platforms are a normal sight on Indian railway stations. All railway stations in India consist of island platforms.
In Toronto, 29 subway stations use island platforms. In Sydney, on the Eastern Suburbs Railway and the Epping Chatswood Railway, the twin tunnels are spaced and the tracks can remain at a constant track centres while still leaving room for the island platforms. A slight disadvantage is. In Edmonton, all 18 LRT stations on the Capital Line and Metro Line use island platforms; the Valley Line under construction, utilizes the new low-floor LRT technology, but will only use island platforms on one of the twelve stops along the line. In southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, PATCO uses island platforms in all of its 13 s
Santa Monica Pier
The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California, over 100 years old. The pier contains a family amusement park with its solar panelled Ferris wheel; the brightly lit wheel can be seen from a distance and has been turned off during the Earth Hour observance. It has an original carousel hippodrome from the 1920s, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium operated by Heal the Bay, entertainers, a video arcade, a trapeze school and restaurants; the pier's west end is a popular location for anglers. During the summer months the pier is venue to weekly outdoor concerts and other activities. Santa Monica has had several piers; the long, narrow Municipal Pier opened September 9, 1909 to carry sewer pipes beyond the breakers, had no amenities. The short, wide adjoining Pleasure Pier to the south, a.k.a. Newcomb Pier, was built in 1916 by Charles I. D. Looff and his son Arthur, amusement park pioneers. Attractions on the Pleasure Pier included the Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome building, the Blue Streak Racer wooden roller coaster, the Whip, merry-go-rounds, Wurlitzer organs, a funhouse.
The Carousel was built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, PTC #62 and features 44 hand-carved horses. It was rebuilt in 1990 inside the Hippodrome. A calliope provides musical accompaniment; the La Monica Ballroom opened on July 23, 1924. Designed by T. H. Eslick with a Spanish façade and French Renaissance interior, it was the largest dance hall on the west coast, accommodating 5,000 dancers on its 15,000-square-foot hard maple floor. Country music star Spade Cooley began broadcasting his weekly television show from the ballroom in 1948, where the program remained until 1954. In the summer of 1955, the Hollywood Autocade opened at the La Monica with one-hundred famous and unusual cars, including Jack Benny's Maxwell and a Rumpler Drop Car. From 1958 until 1962, the ballroom served as a roller skating rink; the La Monica Ballroom was demolished in 1963. The Pleasure Pier faded during the Great Depression. During the 1930s, the pier was used as a ferry landing, while most of the amusement park facilities were closed down and its attractions sold off.
The bridge and entry gate to Santa Monica Pier were built in 1938 by the federal Works Project Administration, replaced the former grade connection. The Newcomb Pier was owned until it was acquired by the city in 1974. During the 1960s and 1970s various plans were proposed; the strangest one called for the construction of an artificial island with a 1500-room hotel. It was approved by the City Council, but citizens formed "Save Santa Monica Bay" to preserve the pier; the outstanding order to raze the pier was revoked by the city council in 1973. Within that same year, the Carousel and Hippodrome were memorable sets featured in the film The Sting, although the story was set in Chicago. In the 1950s, Enid Newcomb suggested to family friend Morris "Pops" Gordon that his two sons and Eugene, purchase and operate the Pier's arcade, it didn't take much persuasion, for the Gordons took to the Pier and made Playland Arcade into the Pier's longest running enterprise. George's daughters Marlene and Joanie have kept the business within the family.
In 1983, the Santa Monica Pier experienced a significant loss. On January 27, there were reported swells of 10-feet during this winter storm; when the storm was over, the lower deck of the pier was destroyed. The City of Santa Monica began repairs on March 1983, when another storm rolled in. A crane, being used to repair the west end was dragged into the water and acted as a battering ram against the pilings. Over one-third of the Pier was destroyed. On June 18, 2009, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment issued a safe eating advisory for any fish caught from Santa Monica Pier to Ventura Harbor due to elevated levels of mercury and PCBs; the City of Santa Monica created a non-profit in response to the damage and called it Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation. SMPRC conducted the daily operations of the Santa Monica Pier, such as managing events, promotions and street performers. To date, SMPRC has produced the Santa Monica Pier Paddle Board Race and the Twilight Summer Concert Series.
In 2011, SMPRC changed the company name to the Santa Monica Pier Corporation. In the popular book series The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare, the fictional Los Angeles Institute overlooks the Santa Monica pier. Most of the major plot is set in this vicinity; the Santa Monica Pier has been used as a filming location for many decades. The amusement park attractions as they existed in 1930s are seen prominently in the Our Gang short Fish Hooky, it appears prominently in Tillie's Punctured Romance, Elmer Gantry, 1941, The Opposite of Sex, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Night Tide, The Sting, Farewell, My Lovely with Robert Mitchum, Her, A Night at the Roxbury, Miracle Beach, Forrest Gump, Not Another Teen Movie, Iron Man, Desperate Teenage Lovedolls, Dark Ride, The Hottie and the Nottie, Falling Down
Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School
The Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School is a private graduate school institution associated with the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California; the school offers doctoral studies in policy analysis and practical experience working on RAND research projects to solve current public policy problems. Its campus is co-located with the RAND Corporation and most of the faculty is drawn from the 950 researchers at RAND; the 2018–19 student body includes 116 men and women from 26 countries around the world. The school was founded in 1970 as the RAND Graduate Institute; the name of the school has been changed twice. In 1987, RGI became the RAND Graduate School. In 2004, the present name was adopted to honor the contributions of Frederick S. Pardee, a former RAND researcher and philanthropist. Charles Wolf Jr. served as founding dean from 1970 to 1997 and remained a professor at the school until his death in 2016. In 2013, Pardee RAND launched the Pardee Initiative for Global Human Progress focusing on international development.
The John and Carol Cazier Environmental and Energy Sustainability Initiative was started in 2014. Pardee RAND has developed partnerships with UCLA. Pardee RAND offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree in policy analysis; the Master of Philosophy degree is awarded to students after two years of coursework and partial completion of the Ph. D. requirements. The first doctorate was awarded in 1974; as of August 2018, Pardee RAND has awarded 400 Ph. D. degrees and is the largest policy Ph. D. program in the United States. The Pardee RAND curriculum includes courses in economics, operations research, political science, the behavioral and social sciences. Public policy courses focus on issues such as social determinants of health, education and criminal justice, national security and demographics, international development. Pardee RAND students gain practical experience and earn their fellowships through on-the-job training as members of RAND's interdisciplinary research teams as apprentices and in roles of increasing responsibility and independence.
Students can apply to work on current projects with clients in the public and non-profit sectors. RAND's research areas include children and families and the arts and environment, health and health care and transportation, international affairs and business, national security and aging, public safety and technology, terrorism and homeland security. Pardee RAND is accredited by the Western Association of Colleges; the school was reaccredited in 2011 for 10 years. Charles Wolf Jr. Robert Klitgaard Rae Archibald John Graham Molly Selvin Susan L. Marquis Mark Albrecht – former Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Yilmaz Arguden – founder and chair, ARGE Consulting.