Carol Cheh

Ben Hines memorial

University of La Verne Honors Leo Legend Ben Hines

Beloved and highly influential Leopard baseball coach Ben Hines ’58, who guided our team to its first-ever national championships back in the 1970s, sadly passed away in 2021, while the pandemic was still raging. On April 9, the University of La Verne’s alumni community finally had an opportunity to publicly honor this Leo legend at a special event featuring a double-header game against California Lutheran University.

University of La Verne Endows College of Law Dean

Thanks to a significant gift from attorney and alumnus Frank J. Lizarraga, Jr. ’80, the University of La Verne has endowed its first dean. Lizarraga’s gift supports the dean of the College of Law, a position currently held by Kevin S. Marshall, JD, MPA, PhD. Effective immediately, Marshall assumes the title of the Frank Lizarraga Endowed Dean of the College of Law.