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Assistant Dean’s Message

Welcome to the website for the prestigious Global Ideas Honors Program at the University of La Verne. As the Assistant Dean of Honors and Interdisciplinary Programs, I have the privilege of working closely with exceptional faculty and staff dedicated to providing an enriching academic environment for our students. With a general thematic focus stressing the importance of global ideas, the Honors Program maintains a proud tradition of excellence which pushes students to think critically about their place in the world.

This tradition of excellence starts with our reputable faculty and staff. Representing a range of disciplines from art, writing, history, biology, physics, mathematics, political science, sociology, and more, Honors faculty are among the best La Verne has to offer. Furthermore, students also have access to peer mentors who provide personal and individualized support. Whether they have questions about the location of a classroom, need advice on which courses to take, or just want general advice about university life, peer mentors are a valuable resource available to any honors student.

In addition to top faculty and peer mentors, there are a number of other benefits to joining the Honors Program. Although there are far too many benefits to list here, I will mention my personal favorites. First, there is the Honors Center located on the second floor of the Wilson Library. At the Honors Center, students can use the computer lab and its free printing privileges as well as the living room where students can hangout and enjoy free snacks. Second, given the program’s commitment to academic excellence and the theme of global ideas, there are plenty of opportunities to go on field trips or partake in travel courses to Galapagos Islands, South Africa, Italy, and Spain (with other travel courses to come). And finally, Honors students get priority registration and the opportunity to live in the honors wing of Vista La Verne, our student housing located in the heart of campus.

I hope you consider the Global Ideas Honors Program at the University of La Verne. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.


Roy Kwon, Ph.D.