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Administration & Board of Directors

Glendale University College of Law Administration

Darrin Greitzer, Dean and President

Kimberly Greitzer, Administrative Dean and Vice President

Vahe Petrossian, Chief Technology Officer

David Ruiz Riera, Assistant Dean

Rebecca Burns, Controller

Members of the GUCL Administration may be contacted by calling 818-247-0770.

Glendale University College of Law Board of Directors

Michael M. Babikian

Chairman of the Board and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
Glendale University College of Law

  • B.A., University California, Irvine, 1993
  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1997
  • LL.M., University of San Diego, 1999
  • M.B.A., University of Southern California, 2004
  • Harvard Business School Alumnus, Program for Leadership Development, 2012

An established innovator in the field of legacy planning, Chairman Babikian became CEO of First Financial Resources, LLC, in 2021 after joining them as COO in 2020. He was previously CEO and President of LegacyShield, a cloud-based system that helps families track and store crucial financial records and family history, which he founded in 2015.

From 2012 to 2015, he served as President and CEO of Transamerica Insurance Brokerage and was responsible for the marketing and sales of life and long-term care products to independent general agents, brokers and direct marketers. His tenure with Transamerica began in 2003 as an advanced marketing consultant, with later promotions including Vice President of Strategic Marketing Services, Chief Product Officer, and Executive Vice President for Transamerica Brokerage.

His prior experience was as an attorney, working for KPMG, the California Franchise Tax Board, the IRS, and a tax law firm.

In 2000, Chairman Babikian joined GUCL’s team as adjunct faculty in the field of taxation. In 2002 he was invited to join the school’s Board of Directors and was selected by the board to serve as chairman in 2009.

Vahe Petrossian

Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Technology Officer
Glendale University College of Law

  • B.A., Occidental College, 1995
  • M.S., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1997

Mr. Petrossian is a technology expert specializing in data protection, cybersecurity, privacy and compliance. His background is diverse with cross-industry skill sets and experience having worked in Defense, Education, and served in the United States Army and Navy.

Highlighting Mr. Petrossian’s career is his 20-year tenure with Northrop Grumman in Defense technologies as a Systems Engineer, and later as a Computer Systems Architect. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Glendale University College of Law, as well as Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of He previously served as Chief Technology Officer for Legacyshield and as a Systems Architect for both Tritech Corporation and Infinite Source Technologies. In 2002, he was invited to join the GUCL Board of Directors.

The Honorable Steven Marcus

Member of the Board of Directors and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
Glendale University College of Law

  • B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1998
  • J.D., Honors, Glendale University College of Law, 2004

The Honorable Steven Marcus was appointed as an Immigration Judge in June 2020 by Attorney General William P. Barr. An accomplished attorney with distinguished front-line and supervisory experience, Judge Marcus has prosecuted and defended client interests before immigration courts and agency tribunals for over two decades.

Judge Marcus' noteworthy career in immigration law has a proven track record of effective legal representation in both private practice and public service including 13 years with the nationally recognized immigration law firm Ivener & Fullmer and 14 years as an Assistant Chief Counsel, U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security. Judge Marcus joined the GUCL faculty in 2006. (Immigration Law)

Darrin Greitzer

Member of the Board, Dean and President
Glendale University College of Law

  • B.A., Pitzer College, 1989
  • Certificate General Course of Study, London School of Economics, 1987/1988
  • J.D., Willamette University School of Law, 1996
  • Certificate Dispute Resolution, Willamette University College of Law, 1996

Since joining the administration in 1997, Dean Greitzer has elevated GUCL’s infrastructure to meet the standards for contemporary legal education and refined the law program to ensure it remains an access point in which an exceptionally diverse student body can succeed.

Institutional integrity is a hallmark of Dean Greitzer’s tenure. Admission to GUCL is selective, serious learning is cultivated, academic support is abundant, performance expectations are transparent, and grading standards are rigorous, yet fair. Dean Greitzer wants every student admitted to GUCL to be successful and lets them know exactly what it takes to do that.

An expert in optimizing student performance, Dean Greitzer has artfully adjusted curriculum and educational pedagogy resulting in GUCL consistently ranking as a top performer on the CA Bar Exam among its peer California Committee of Bar Examiners accredited law schools.

A remarkable accomplishment facilitated by the Dean, with the full support and talents of the Administration and Board of Directors, is the transition from a 53-year classroom-based program to virtual learning as necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges, Dean Greitzer led the GUCL community into the 20/21 academic year with no increase of tuition or fees, zero reduction in course offerings, minimal voluntary student attrition, and increased applications for admission.

Kimberly Greitzer

Member of the Board, Administrative Dean and Vice President
Glendale University College of Law

  • B.A., San Diego State University, 1985
  • B.S.L., Glendale University College of Law, 1990

Administrative Dean Kimberly Greitzer has worked at GUCL since 2000 holding a variety of positions including Director of Admissions and Registrar. Focusing on the oversight of non-academic infrastructure, “Dean Kimberly” manages day-to-day operations, the GUCL Business Office, admissions, student affairs, records maintenance, finances, accreditation compliance, and other administrative matters. She serves as Chair of the Admissions Committee and sits on the Academic Council. Her creativity and business acumen are demonstrated in her oversight, development, and maintenance of GUCL marketing efforts, student recruitment, and student financial services. She also provides career and resume guidance.