Elizabeth Gregory Riordan
Harvard-Westlake is one of the largest independent schools in the United States with a middle school campus of over 700 students and an upper school campus of over 800 students. Prior to her position as the Director of Admission, Ms. Gregory Riordan served as Director of Financial Aid, Middle and Upper School Dean and teacher of Photography, Filmmaking, and Art History. Over the last 47 years of her career at Harvard-Westlake, she has focused on outreach to underserved communities and developed an admission program that is inclusive and accessible to high-achieving students, regardless of socio-economic background.
Ms. Gregory Riordan currently serves of the Board of Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, a non-profit organization which operates 28 charter schools in Los Angeles focusing on low-income areas. She has also served on numerous boards including USA Ready and the Riordan Foundation Rx for Reading. During her tenure at Harvard-Westlake, she was instrumental in establishing the Los Angeles Consortium of Secondary School Admission Directors and the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs.
Ms. Gregory Riordan graduated from the Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California and holds a B.F.A. from UCLA.