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In the News: November Media Mentions

Headshot of alumna Lizette Navarette

Check out the latest University of La Verne media coverage and mentions showcasing our alumni and faculty in leadership, our strong collegiate outreach, and other features from the month of November:

  • Military veteran and student Jackson Lee received a  “VFW Sports Clips Help A Hero” scholarship. He is now pursuing a Master of Science in Leadership and Management degree here at the University of La Verne.
  • Southern California News Group Sense of Place Columnist David Allen covered the campus discussion with Reyna Grande, acclaimed California writer of fiction and nonfiction, an event hosted by the Latinx Alumni Mentors and Professionals. 
  • This month, several alumni were mentioned including:
    • Lizette Navarette, MPA ’10,  who was named the new president of Woodland Community College. Navarette has an extensive history of championing student success, affordability, and equitable educational opportunities for all students.
    • Marcie D. Graves Poole, EdD ’07, who was recently appointed by the Board of Education as Fontana Unified School District’s first director of equity, diversity and inclusion.
    • Tonatiuh “Tony” Signoret, EDD ’11, who has been named superintendent of Palm Springs Unified School District.
    • Waleed Rashidi, EdD ’17, who shared his research on how young adults still use compact discs (CD’s) and what they are doing with them. Rashidi is a professor at California State University, Fullerton in the Department of Communications.
    • Conrad Olmedo, MPA ’12, who was named the new planning director for the town of Clayton, North Carolina.
  • The University of La Verne served as a sponsor for the 14th Annual Houston Black College Expo™, which awarded thousands of dollars to students looking to attend college. Black College Expo™ is a trademarked program of National College Resources Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational enhancement organization serving over 200,000 students annually.
  • Meanwhile, Professor of Sociology Raul Perez will serve as a keynote speaker during a two-day conference on the topic of humor and conflict in the digital age at Ghent University in Belgium. The event takes place on November 29-30, 2023.

To keep up with the University in the news, see all media highlights, updated regularly.