The Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research is Officially Opened
The University of La Verne celebrated the grand opening of the Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research on Oct. 18 with a ceremony featuring philanthropist and developer Randall Lewis, whose generous donations, along with those from other university supporters, created a hub for physical, emotional, and mental well-being for students, faculty, and staff.
University President Devorah Lieberman welcomed more than 200 guests to the center and celebrated the support of the Lewis Family and Fedele Bauccio, whose donation funded the position of the Bauccio Endowed Executive Director.
“We are honored and delighted to welcome our students, staff, and community members on this exciting occasion,” Lieberman said. “The university is committed to providing a holistic education that supports our students, staff, and faculty both inside and outside the classroom for their optimal success and well-being.”
Also in attendance were Kim Burchiel, university trustee and President’s Health Advisory Committee member; Don Kendrick, mayor of the City of La Verne; Sarah Rodman-Alvarez, Bauccio Endowed executive Director, and Madeline Ruiz ’21, ASULV president.
During student-led tours, attendees experienced spaces for collaboration, the indoor and outdoor fitness areas including studios for movement classes, and wellness programs tailored to mindfulness, sleep hygiene, nutrition, and stress management.
The Lewis Center will ultimately support residents of Inland Southern California through research and programming partnerships that include a network of regional community and health organizations such as:
- Bon Appetit
- Casa Colina
- Chaffey Joint Union High School District
- City of Hope
- Claremont Club
- Emanate Health
- Inland Empire Health Plan
To learn more about the Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research, visit laverne.edu/well-being.
Photos by Jeanine Hill