Yolanda Gorman, MBA, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, UCLA

Dr. Gorman has more than 25 years of experience as a successful organizational consultant specializing in nonprofit management. She has assisted nonprofit organizations with infrastructure and resource development and has provided program and strategic planning, research and evaluation, board training and organizational development services.

Dr. Gorman has secured more than $100 million from state, federal and private sources to help her clients design and deliver programs that respond to critical human needs. She conducts seminars and training sessions for the boards of local and national organizations, foundations and academic institutions, and has provided technical assistance to a number of private foundations.

Dr. Gorman serves as the Chair of the Board for CalNonprofits Insurance Services a private for-profit insurance brokerage and is a governor’s appointee to the Board of the Baldwin Hills Conservancy.  Dr. Gorman also serves on the Board of Directors of the African American Board Leadership Institute, the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), and is a Los Angeles County Commissioner for Older Adults. She is a two-time Regent Emerita for the University of California, Board of Regents, a former member of the Board of the UCLA Foundation, and the first African American woman to chair the Board of the UCLA Alumni Association.

Dr. Gorman is a three-time graduate from UCLA with a B.A. in psychology, and M.B.A. in accounting and small business management, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology with a minor in clinical psychology and psychiatry.