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Fully Employed MBA Program Office
4293 Pereira Drive, SB1 Suite 4200
Irvine, CA 92697-3125
Jon Masciana joined UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business as Associate Director of Admissions for the Fuly Employed MBA (FEMBA) program in 2007 and was promoted to Director of Admissions in 2008. During his tenure as Director of Admissions, Jon increased the quality of the FEMBA student body across several metrics, and he significantly developed the School's digital marketing strategy.
In 2011, Jon accepted the position of Senior Director, Marketing & Communications where he led all marketing efforts, including the School's brand and reputation efforts. During his tenure, Jon brought nationwide recognition to the Merage School through public relations efforts, and he implemented a comprehensive marketing & communications strategy. In 2014, Jon was promoted to Senior Director of Marketing & Admissions for the Part-Time and Executive MBA programs.
Prior to joining UC Irvine, Jon worked at Warner Bros. Records and Warner Music Group as their Internet Development Manager. Jon has also served as the Web Development Director at UC Riverside, where he oversaw campus-wide web marketing efforts.
Jon earned his MBA at UC Irvine, first in class, and graduated cum laude with a BS in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego.
Melanie Coburn is a seasoned admissions, recruiting and marketing professional with expertise in recruiting business professionals into an MBA program. She has over 15 years of progressive management experience in higher education and has worked in many diverse work environments, including four different institutions across the country. She is an inspirational leader with strong communication and relationship-building skills. She is equally operationally-efficient and highly adept at analyzing data and information to solve problems. Most recently, she is the Director of FEMBA Admissions who leads the admissions team in all admissions and recruiting functions. She is also a licensed real estate agent and a Notary Public.
Stephanie Leonard is a valued member of the team at The Paul Merage School of Business and the University of California, Irvine. She contributes to our highly personalized environment with her commitment to be responsive and respectful to everyone in the Merage School Family, from prospective students to the business community at large.
Chris Helvajian joined UCI in 2018 as Associate Director, Admissions and Recruiting for the FEMBA program. Prior to joining UCI, Chris was an Assistant Director of Admission at Chapman University where he also earned his MBA and BA in Public Relations and Advertising.
Kristin Dalton has been with the Merage School since 2012, beginning her career as the Admissions Coordinator for the Executive MBA Programs office. She has worked as Program Manager for our Executive MBA students and currently is working in Admissions and recruiting assisting the FEMBA and EMBA students throughout their admissions process. She has over 10 years work experience in private enterprise as well as the non-profit sector in entertainment and healthcare. She managed her family's graphic design business until 2008 when she decided to return to school to complete her studies and earned her bachelor's degree in 2011. She currently serves as the President in her Toastmasters Club. Kristin is an organizer by heart and is actively involved in planning events and is the Chairman over a nation-wide conference for her church.
Amber Tadokoro is a valued member of the team at The Paul Merage School of Business and the University of California, Irvine. She contributes to our highly personalized environment with his commitment to be responsive and respectful to everyone in the Merage School Family, from prospective students to the business community at large.