California Miramar University Student Support Staff

Ms. Christy Gay, Registrar

Growing up along the U.S./Mexico border in San Diego, California, Christy developed an intimate understanding of the inter-related social, economic, and environmental factors that have fueled crises in the region for many generations. Her exposure to these issues sparked a personal interest in the development process and its effects on a population.

After completing her undergraduate degree in International Relations at United States International University in Mexico City, Christy’s personal and professional goal was to actively participate in the development process and to apply specific knowledge and practical skills to the evaluation of its impact on the population. She devoted her energies to acquiring practical experience and expertise through work in community and economic development, low-income housing, community outreach and mobilization, workforce development, and international health. After receiving her Master of Science degree in Population and Development from The London School of Economics and Political Science, she continued to work as a consultant to various development institutions and organizations around the world.

Ms. Bree Moore, Finance

In CMU’s finance department you will find Bree Moore. She was born and raised in San Diego, California. Coming from a family of programmers, she was introduced to computer software at a young age. With that upbringing, it encouraged her to expand her knowledge with different programs. That was when her interest in accounting began and she became certified in accounting software.

At an early age, Bree started her professional career off in management and billing. Taking courses and attending seminars to advance her career. Her attention to detail, organization and professionalism set her up for success. Over the years, she has gained experience in a variety of fields. Adapting and utilizing each experience to advance her knowledge and strengthen her core skills. Armed with her drive and extensive experiences, Bree’s entrepreneurial spirit engaged. By the age of 25, she opened her own company.

Mr. Marcelo Difini, Director of Student Services

CMU’s Director of Student Services, Mr. Marcelo Difini has over 10 years of experience in the academic field. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from one of the most prestigious universities in Brazil. Marcelo completed a 2 year internship during his bachelors at CORSAN Water Treatment Systems, a government company that supplies clean water to the whole state of Rio Grande do Sul, South Brazil. He also lived in Sydney, Australia to improve his English skills before the completion of his bachelor’s degree. Before moving to San Diego, Marcelo worked for 4 years in a Real Estate Company. In 2006, he decided to drastically change his life to enroll in a MBA program. The initial idea was to complete the master’s degree and return to Brazil but a job at opportunity came his way. Almost 3 years managing an admissions department, working with international students, preparing budgets and working with data and learning management systems, qualified Marcelo to upgrade his career. California Miramar University hired him in October 2011 to be the Director of Student Services where he is directly involved in the tremendous growth that turned CMU into a recognized university, and is considered the fourth top MBA school in San Diego.

Dr. Jack McCready, Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. McCready has over 40 years of experience in Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) along with successful product implementation. As Dean of Academic Affairs for California Miramar University (CMU), he brings a unique coupling of theoretical knowledge with the four decades of practical, real-world experience to ensure students receive a strong foundation in both areas. Under his direction, the Academic Programs at CMU use faculty who are rich in practical work experience who then reinforce this dualistic, educational approach. This approach results in students who are prepared for their chosen career fields and at the same time increases their competitive position for the job market…

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