Current Issue: Summer 2021
In a year of challenge, the University of La Verne community found “silver linings” as they learned and served in new ways that will continue into the future. Some will form the basis of “normal 2.0” in the years ahead. This issue spotlights the inspiring Leo spirit of resilience and innovation as demonstrated by faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
News from La Verne
The University of La Verne’s fourth annual Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics (MIRA) conference will take place virtually on Thursday, July 15, and will feature a range of solutions from makerspaces all over the country.
The University of La Verne has resumed many on-campus operations as it prepares to welcome back students for fall 2021. La Verne Campus offices such as Undergraduate Admissions, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Academic Advising, Student Affairs, and Registrar are now available to provide walk-in support to students. Additional offices and departments, such as the Wilson Library and the Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research, will return in phases throughout the summer. Regional campuses will resume on-campus operations on August 2.
The University of La Verne has appointed Emmeline de Pillis as the new dean of the College of Business and Public Management. She will join the university on July 12, replacing Abe Helou, who had served as dean since 2008.
The University of La Verne graduates of spring 2020, and winter and spring 2021 finally had their day in the sun—literally—on June 12 as they proudly marched into San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino for in-person commencement ceremonies.