EJ Omakwu, MA, an education professional with extensive experience in

student services, operations, communications, public relations and

international relations, has joined Western University of Health Sciences

as director of alumni and constituent relations.

In his new position, Omakwu will plan and execute programs that support

and cultivate the university’s 3,500 alumni as well as its current

students. Omakwu also will provide support for Western University’s Alumni

Association Board of Trustees.

“”Western University’s alumni are exceptionally important members of our

campus community and I see it as my job to help alumni see and feel just

how crucial they are to us, “” Omakwu said.

Further development of the university’s alumni Web site is among Omakwu’s

first priorities, as is spearheading an effort to link current students

one-on-one with alumni in a mentor program.

He comes to Western University from the Odyssey Charter School in

Pasadena, where he was director of operations. He also has worked for the

Christian Coalition National Office in Chesapeake, Virginia, and Family

Ministries International in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he was a U.S.

representative for the organization in Abuja, Nigeria.

Omakwu holds a Master of Arts degree in intercultural studies with a

concentration in international business from Biola University, as well as

a bachelor of science degree in management from Liberty University in

Lynchburg Virginia. He plans to pursue a doctorate in organizational

psychology from Alliant International University

Omakwu studied medicine in his native country of Nigeria for two years

before changing his career objectives and moving to the United States. He

is single and lives in Hacienda Heights.