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Gary L. Mangiofico, PhD
Associate Dean of Executive Programs and Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management

Phone: (310) 568-2333
E-mail: gary.mangiofico@pepperdine.edu

  • PhD, California School of Professional Psychology
  • MA, Chapman University
  • BA, Chapman University

Dr. Gary L. Mangiofico is Associate Dean of Executive Programs and a Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. As Associate Dean, he oversees the Executive MBA, Presidential and Key Executive MBA, M.S. in Organizational Development and Executive Education programs, as well as the Fully Employed MBA, Bachelor of Science in Management, and M.S. in Management and Leadership degree programs. Until recently, he also served as Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), an independent public benefit corporation working to make voluntary, high-quality preschool available to every 4-year-old in Los Angeles County, regardless of their family's income by 2014.

Dr. Mangiofico has taught at Pepperdine's Graziadio School since 2002 and brings more than 20 years of experience leading strategic development, operations management and integration, and turnaround operations solving complex challenges as a CEO, COO, and as a general management executive for both start-ups and Fortune 50 companies. He is a former vice president for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services; COO and senior vice president for Pathmakers, an integrated behavioral health practice management group; senior vice president for Apria Healthcare Group; and chief executive officer for CPC Alhambra Hospital.

Dr. Mangiofico holds a B.A. and M.A. in psychology from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (Alameda/Berkeley). He is an active member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has been delivering consulting services to corporations, private business, and non-profits since 1989, as well as conducted over 300 workshops and keynote presentations in healthcare, community health, and healthcare economics.