The University of La Verne will celebrate more than 2,400 graduates during Commencement ceremonies at Ortmayer Stadium on May 27 and 28. Graduates and their guests will hear from prominent commencement keynote speakers, student speakers, and esteemed university members.
Pomona Unified School District Superintendent Richard Martinez; prominent trial attorney Ricardo Echeverria; Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Excelencia in Education Deborah A. Santiago; and Executive Vice President of the Lewis Group of Companies Randall Lewis will address the University of La Verne’s graduates during commencement ceremonies held on Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28.
Isabella Guzman took a break from her role as head of the nation’s Small Business Administration—a cabinet-level post—to tell graduates of the University of La Verne that “there is no greater measure of success than service to others, because it’s not enough to achieve for yourself alone. Your community, your city, your state, your country are only as strong as you make them.”
At their virtual commencement ceremony on May 29, the first African American judge to serve in Riverside County Superior Courts told the 85 spring 2021 graduates from the University of La Verne College of Law to “share the great knowledge and skill that you have obtained with others.”
Isabella C. Guzman, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet, will address graduates of the University of La Verne’s College of Business and Public Management during its virtual commencement on May 29. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Associate Justice and former Riverside County Justice Richard T. Fields, and University of Hong Kong Dean and Professor A. Lin Goodwin will also speak to the university’s spring 2021 graduates.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed two University of La Verne College of Law alumni to be Superior Court judges.
The University of La Verne’s College of Law won Best Brief in the ninth annual UCLA School of Law Cybersecurity Moot Court Competition that took place virtually on March 13. That same weekend, a second university team won Best Brief at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 26th annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition, held remotely on March 12.
Students will find it easier to cross-register between campuses and course delivery modes when the University of La Verne implements an academic calendar realignment beginning in fall 2021. In some programs, students may also be able to shorten their time to degree by enrolling in an extra session that the new academic calendar makes possible.
The University of La Verne College of law reported a 73 percent passage rate for graduates who took the California Bar Examination for the first time this past October.