Van N. Schultz

Van N. Schultz

Van N. Schultz


Van Schultz ’74, M.S. ’75
Chair, Board of Directors
UCLA Alumni Association

Upon graduation, Van Schultz received the Outstanding Bachelor of Science Candidate Award from the UCLA Engineering Alumni Association. After completing his Master of Science degree, he began his career in the petroleum industry working for Shell Oil in Ventura, Houston and New Orleans. He is currently the senior vice president, Strategic Development and Innovation, for Aera Energy LLC in Bakersfield, Calif.

An alumnus of Triangle Fraternity, Schultz has remained involved at UCLA. He served on a variety of committees at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and was president of the Engineering Alumni Association from 2004 to 2006. Schultz graduated from the Alumni Association Alumni Academy in 2001 and has participated on a number of Association committees since, most recently the Audit Committee. He completed two years as a director and one year as chair-elect on the UCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors before becoming the chair.

Schultz shares his Bruin pride with his wife, Susan ’75, and son, Stephen ’04, while daughter, Jennifer, graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2007 with a bachelor of architecture. The Schultz family enjoys following the Bruin football and basketball teams. They are members of the Chancellor’s Associates.

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Chief Financial Officer at The UCLA Foundation

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President at Phillips Graduate Institute

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Executive Director at The UCLA Foundation

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Former Governor of Arizona

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Executive Vice President at The UCLA Foundation

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Faculty Member, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at University of California, Los Angeles - David Geffen School of Medicine

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Former Vice President at St. Joseph's Health System

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President Emeritus at University of California

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Clinical Professor Emeritus of Dentistry at University of California - San Francisco

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Senior Partner at The Ochoa & Moore Law Firm

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Los Angeles Times (6+ months)
September 4, 2013
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Van N. Schultz
M.S. in Engineering
Class of 1975

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

Career History
Alumni Regent Designate

The University is governed by The Regents, which under Article IX, Section 9 of the California Constitution has "full powers of organization and governance" subject only to very specific areas of legislative control. The article states that "the university shall be entirely independent of all political and sectarian influence and kept free therefrom in the appointment of its Regents and in the administration of its affairs." Board Membership Article IX, Section 9 was drafted in 1878 after a decade of political conflict demonstrated the importance of sheltering the university from shifting political winds. The board consists of 26 members: 18 regents are appointed by the governor for 12-year terms One is a student appointed by the Regents to a one-year term Seven are ex officio members -- the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, Superintendent of Public Instruction, president and vice president of the Alumni Associations of UC and the UC president. In addition, two faculty members -- the chair and vice chair of the Academic Council -- sit on the board as non-voting members. Board Officers The Governor is officially the president of the Board of Regents; however, in practice the presiding officer of the Regents is the Chairman of the Board, elected from among its body for a one-year term, beginning July 1. The current Chairman is Regent Sherry Lansing. The Vice Chairman is Regent Bruce Varner. The Regents appoints Officers of The Regents: the General Counsel; the Chief Investment Officer; the Secretary and Chief of Staff; and the Chief Compliance and Audit Officer. Former Regents Here is a list of individuals who have served as Regents of the University of California: Former Regents Committees and Meetings The Regents operates through 10 standing committees: Compliance and Audit, Compensation, Educational Policy, Finance, Governance, Grounds and Buildings, Health Services, Investments, Long Range Planning, and Oversight of the Department of Energy Laboratories. The Regents meets six times a year every other month in two-day meetings

Senior Vice President, Strategic Development & Innovation

Aera Energy LLC produces oil and gas. The firm produces 175,000 barrels of oil and 59 million cubic feet of natural gas each day. It is jointly owned by Shell Oil Co. and Exxon Mobil Corp and is operated as a stand-alone company. The company was founded in June 1997 and is headquartered in Bakersfield, CA.


Shell Oil Co. manufactures petrochemicals and distributes gas and oil products. The company was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Boards & Committees
Treasurer, Board of Directors
2004 - 2006
Awards & Honors
UCLA Engineering Alumni Association - Outstanding Bachelor of Science Candidate Award
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