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President's Cabinet

John Hagelin

President of Maharishi International University
Honorary Chair of the Board of Trustees

AB summa cum laude, Physics, Dartmouth College
MA, PhD, Physics, Harvard University
Doctorate of World Peace, Maharishi University of World Peace

Christopher Muller

Chief Operating Officer

BBA, MBA, Cleveland State University

William Smith

Vice-President of Online Education & Digital Transformation

BFA, MA, American Intercontinental University

Rod Eason

Vice-President of Enrollment and Student Affairs

MA, PhD, Maharishi International University

Scott Herriott

Vice President of Academic Affairs

AB, Dartmouth College
MA, PhD, Stanford University

Brad Mylett

Vice-President of Development and Alumni Affairs

BA, Maharishi International University

Tom Brooks

Vice-President of Administration

BA, Michigan State University

Carol Passos

Vice President of Human Resources

Bachelor’s degree, Rio de Janeiro State University (Brazil)
MBA, Maharishi International University

Yunxiang Zhu

Yunxiang Zhu

Vice President of Asia Expansion
Professor of Business Administration

BA, Fuyang Teachers College, China
BS, Maharishi International University, USA
MBA, Maharishi University of Management
Doctor of World Peace Honoris Causa, Maharishi University of Management

Michael Spivak


BA, University of California at Berkeley

Vicki Herriott

Victoria Alexander Herriott

Dean of Faculty

BA, Wellesley College
JD, Boston University School of Law
LLM, New York University School of Law

Craig Pearson

Special Advisor to the President

BA, Duke University
MSCI, Maharishi European Research University
MA, Maharishi International University
MAW, University of Iowa
PhD, Maharishi International University

Bill Goldstein

Dean of Global Development
Legal Counsel

BA, Colby College
JD, University of San Diego

Elaine Guthrie

Administrative Director, Computer Science Department

BS, University of British Columbia
MA, Maharishi International University

Tiago Passos

Director of Development

Bachelor’s degree, Rio de Janeiro Federal University (Brazil)
MBA, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil)
MA, Maharishi International University

Aster Hesse

Associate Dean of Admissions

BA and MA, Maharishi International University

Peter Vonderheide

Associate Dean of Faculty

BA, Sociology, University of Connecticut
MBA, Maharishi International University

Selin Ozbudak Erdem

Registrar and Assistant Vice-President of Enrollment and Student Affairs

BA, Anatolian University (Turkey)
MBA, Maharishi International University

Bei Liu

Chief Digitial Transformation Officer

BA and MBA, Maharishi International University

Patrik Siljestam


BA, summa cum laude, MBA, Maharishi International University

Maryam Naraghi

Student International Advisor and Designated School Official (DSO)

Bachelor’s degree, Azad University of Tehran (Iran)