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CRE Awards 2016

The Center for Real Estate presents the 2016 Real Estate Awards Luncheon


To view photos of the Gala and Open House Celebrations click here.


Dean's Leadership Circle  

Established in 2005, the Dean’s Leadership Circle (DLC) is a network of highly successful alumni, successful business leaders, faculty, staff and friends of The UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business that have come together to Invest, Connect and Grow. 
  • We INVEST in the Merage School’s vision in becoming a world-class business school.
  • We CONNECT with alumni, academic thought leaders and top business professionals in the community.
  • Together, we GROW personally, professionally and intellectually.

Our Mission

The mission of the DLC is to advance the Merage School to top tier status of all business schools.  Membership provides a gateway into the Merage School business community and helps to bridge the School with Orange County and its neighboring communities.



Our Members

The more than 400 members are from diverse industries who share an interest in supporting business management education at our world-class university while building stronger ties in the business community.  Many members are alumni, but this high-level network is open and includes successful business leaders, administrators, faculty, staff and students as well as community friends of UC Irvine and The Paul Merage School of Business.
The Dean's Leadership Circle is a support-based organization with all tax-deductible gifts directed toward target objectives chosen by the dean and executed by the DLC Advisory Board and Merage School development staff.
Since its inception, the DLC has raised over $4 million that has made a positive impact to the School through the funding of the following high priority initiatives:

Current Campaign

  • New Business Building's 300-seat Auditorium & Executive Conference Room


Past Campaigns

  • Endowed Chair held by DLC Visionary member and former Dean Andrew J. Policano
  • Classroom Renovation and Naming Dedication
  • Inauguration and Charter Member Plaque Dedication