Ken Bunt ‘93

Ken Bunt, President of Disney Music Group (DMG) joins the University’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Bunt oversees The Walt Disney Company’s recorded music, music publishing and live concert operations, which include Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Buena Vista Records, Disney Concerts and Disney Music Publishing. He is also a member of the Executive Team for The Walt Disney Studios. Mr. Bunt previously served as Executive Vice President of DMG and Senior Vice President of Marketing for Hollywood Records. He joined DMG as head of the digital marketing department in 1998. Mr. Bunt graduated from Chapman University with a liberal arts degree in 1993, where he served as the general manager for the University’s radio station. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Carrie Nocella

Ms. Nocella has joined the Board of Governors. She is currently the Director of External Affairs with the Disneyland Resort. She began her career with the company in 1994 and has acted as the Director of Government Relations among many other titles. She has spent many years in the field of law as well, including as an intern clerk for the U.S. Supreme. Serving as an attorney at two different law firms from 2002 to 2005, Ms. Nocella worked on everything from personal injury litigation to contract law. From 2005 to 2007, she was an attorney for Placer County’s Public Defender office. She received her BA in legal studies with a minor in political science from Chapman in 1999.

Jared Mathis

Mr. Mathis joins the Chapman University Board of Governors. He is the CEO of The Moulton Company, an Orange County based investment firm involved in commercial, industrial and residential real estate. The Moulton Company has roots in real estate holdings in Orange County dating back to 1874. Mr. Mathis is also the owner and operator of Moulton Farms. Prior to his role at The Moulton Company, he was the Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders. Chapman’s Moulton Hall is named in honor of Mr. Mathis’ great-grandmother Nellie Gail Moulton. Mrs. Moulton donated 250 acres in Laguna Hills to Chapman with the subsequent proceeds ($18.3 million) creating a university endowment in her name. Chapman’s Moulton Center, home to its College of Performing Arts, is named in her honor.

Anne Manassero

Ms. Manassero has been named an Ex-Officio Trustee. She also serves as the President of Women of Chapman. A Texas native, she married her husband Dan in 2003. Anne focuses on marketing and design at her farm chic special events venue in Irvine, and also serves as the Farm Chef of Manassero Farms & Nature’s Best Farms, Inc., which she co-owns with Dan.

About Chapman’s Board of Trustees and Board of Governors

The new members will join a 40-member Board of Trustees and a 27-member Board of Governors, respectively, and serve three-year terms. Trustees and Governors support the institution’s vision and mission, provide insight and guidance on academic and administrative programs, participate in fundraising initiatives, and help develop partnerships that enhance the university’s education programs.

About Chapman University

Founded in 1861, Chapman University is rated fifth in the Best Regional Universities West rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The universities 10 schools and colleges enroll approximately 6,400 undergraduate and 2,100 graduate students studying business; the performing arts; science and technology; education; communication; film and media arts; pharmacy; the health sciences; the humanities and social sciences; and law. Based in the city of Orange, California, Chapman University also includes the Rinker Health Sciences campus in Irvine. In 2020, the University will open its 11th college, Dale E. ’58 and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering, in its newest facility, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering.




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