William G. Ouchi, Ph.D.

Member, Board of Directors since 2006

William Ouchi, boardmember

William G. Ouchi is Emeritus professor of management at UCLA, and serves in the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) as Associate Director of the DGSOM CTSI (Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute) and as Co-Director of the DGSOM Health Innovation Board. At UCLA, he founded and serves on the board of the Riordan Programs, which have served inner-city Los Angeles high school and college students since 1987. Professor Ouchi was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he graduated from the Punahou School in 1961. He received his B.A. at Williams College, his M.B.A. at Stanford University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. He has received honorary doctorates from Williams College and from The Ohio State University.

Professor Ouchi has authored four books and several articles, most of them pertaining to the structure of very large business and government organizations. His recent research centers on discovering new ways to organize large, urban public school systems to improve student achievement.

In the business sector, he serves on the boards of directors of AECOM and Sempra Energy. In public service, he serves on the boards of the Riordan Foundation, RX for Learning, The Technology Accelerator of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and the Los Angeles Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, which operates 27 charter schools in the Watts, South, and East areas of Los Angeles. He served as chief of staff to Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and as co-trustee of the Mayor Tom Bradley Blind Trust.

Posts by William G. Ouchi, Ph.D.

  1. Our News

    An update on our CEO transition

    December 10, 2014 By William G. Ouchi, Ph.D.

    As announced earlier, our CEO, Steven M. Hilton has decided to retire after 30 years of dedicated service to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. We've been working behind the scenes since the announcement to find Steve's successor.