President’s Executive Cabinet

Interim VP, Enrollment Management

Todd Britton is a technology professional well versed in organizational leadership, information technology, risk management, program and project management, and technology governance. Britton came to the University of La Verne in 2008 from private industry and provides strategic leadership and operational management through oversight of the Office of Information Technology.

Britton, a lifelong learner, achieved his doctoral degree in organizational leadership and management in 2014, studying open source software needs in budget-challenged California universities. Britton is a frequent invited speaker, panelist, guest lecturer, and executive education instructor in national and international academic and business forums.


Alexandra M. Burrel currently serves as the Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Office at the University of La Verne. For the past 16 years, her professional career has been focused on diversity & inclusion, student development, recruiting, institutional event planning, and administration while working with institutions of higher education. In addition to her current role, Dr. Burrel provides educational advising, counseling referral as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting services under her Limited Liability Company (LLC), Peaces of Cake. She also supports organizations that provide services in alignment with her LLC such as Caleb’s Kids as a member of the Board of Directors. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from Morgan State University, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and her Master of Arts in Counselor Education: College Counseling both from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. Dr. Burrel is dedicated to meeting the needs of her students and clients while continuing to work daily to add to the success and development of herself and others.

Assistant Vice President, Strategy and Implementation

Shannon Capaldi is the Assistant Vice President, Strategy and Implementation at the University of La Verne. In her role, she is charged with leading university-wide initiatives and projects including developing the institution’s strategic plan, and implementing initiatives such as the Leos Lean Together Lean Six Sigma initiative. As the former Executive Director of the Terrence E. Deal Leadership Institute (2018-2022), Shannon executed the inaugural Leadership Conference which focused on metaphor and leadership. Shannon earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications from California State University, Fullerton and her doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne. She completed the Executive Leadership course through UC Berkeley Extension, and is a certified facilitator of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method.

Chief Government Relations Officer
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Kerop Janoyan is the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of La Verne. Prior to that, he served as the dean of the Graduate School and was a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University, where he also served as interim dean of the Lewis School of Health Sciences and director of distance learning.

Janoyan is a seasoned administrator and an accomplished educator and researcher with experience in leading complex and expansive portfolios. He has a record of building trust through responsive communications along with a consultative and inclusive process.

His research and development expertise covers a broad range of related and interdisciplinary topics with a strong focus on aspects of intelligent and sustainable infrastructure and clean and renewable energy systems. He has an extensive history of participation in academic and joint industrial projects. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical papers and reports and his research and development efforts have garnered over $5 million in external funding.

He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Vice President, Finance & Facilities, Chief Financial Officer

Avo Kechichian oversees all strategic financial planning and analysis for the University of La Verne and provides leadership to La Verne’s budgeting, financial strategic planning, resource allocation, business solutions, and development of operating strategies. He joined the university’s payroll office in 1985, has served in several positions within the Division of Financial and Business Services. Kechichian holds a MBA from La Verne.

Vice President, University Advancement

Sherri Mylott joined the University of La Verne in February 2017 and serves as the vice president of University Advancement and Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years of experience in institutional advancement serving as vice president at institutions small and large and she has participated in six successful comprehensive campaigns. Recently, she served as the associate vice president for development at Virginia Tech, where she led its eleven-unit university programs division in raising $373 million exceeding her goal by $139 million.

Dr. Mylott has developed and implemented successful fundraising strategies while creating entrepreneurial environments and cultures of collegiality. In each of her roles, she has been a successful principal gift fundraiser, has provided administrative oversight, and has led divisions in successfully raising in excess of $1.5B in educational resources.

Dr. Mylott earned a BA from the College of William & Mary and a Masters of Public Administration from Old Dominion University, both in Virginia. She has also successfully completed her doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne.  She has received a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and a Certificate in Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Mylott was one of 20 selected nation-wide to participate in the American Academic Leadership Institute’s (AALI) Executive Leadership Academy and the Presidential Vision and Institutional Mission Institute sponsored by both the Council for Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Eli Lilly Foundation.

Dr. Mylott is a frequent presenter at national conferences and program award winner.  She is the only two-time Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Grand Gold winner for Overall Fundraising Improvement.

Chief Student Affairs Officer

Juan Regalado has served in various roles at the University of La Verne over the last 10 years, including assistant dean of students, associate dean of students, dean of students, and currently chief student affairs officer. Regalado received his BA in psychology from University of California, Irvine, his MEd from the University of Maryland, and is pursuing his PhD at Claremont Graduate University.

Prior to University of La Verne, Regalado worked in the University of California and California State University systems in various roles. He has focused his career on the values of student centeredness, diversity and inclusion, organizational learning, collaboration, and positivity. He is active member in NASPA, having most recently served as a NASPA Southern California Regional Committee Board Member.