Category: Heart of La Verne

Voice Magazine / Heart of La Verne
Summer 2021

Three Leos Innovate in Response to Pandemic

Three University of La Verne alumni—from law, education, and public administration—share how they harnessed what they learned in the classroom to meet pandemic-related challenges, with surprisingly positive outcomes.

Alexandra Burrel

Doing the Work

Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Alexandra Burrel gives readers a perspective into her life’s mission through the lens of “doing the work.” She wants to meet people where they are and assist in their growth and development.

Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research

The Science of Well-Being

With the grand opening of the Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research, the university charts a new course.

The Future of Adult Education

The University of La Verne’s commitment to lifelong learning and student-focused culture has contributed to a long, successful history in adult learner programs.

Kevin Marshall

Kevin Marshall

I am encouraged and comforted each day as I stroll about our diverse, yet integrated landscapes of academic life at the University of La Verne.

Al Clark

Speaking of the Past

The study of history can be fun or boring, a delight of understanding or a sad list of names and dates, but it is always significant.

Issam Ghazzawi

Uncovering the Inner Entrepreneur

For almost 125 years, the University of La Verne has been a place for those who want to exceed expectations and transform their lives. I am energized and privileged to be a part of this great mission.

Jonathan Reed

Balancing Trust And Action

Maintaining focus as a college provost is a challenge requiring a delicate balance of action and delegation, and the University of La Verne’s No. 2 administrator says that is a skill he is always trying to refine.

Nora Dominguez

Nora Dominguez

"I am so proud to be a product of and privileged to work every day for the University of La Verne — a special place where lifelong learning is at the heart of our educational mission."

Dedra Booth

Serving the Ones Who Served All

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs has exposed Dedra Booth to the struggles military men and women face upon returning home after serving overseas.

Marisol Morales

Marisol Morales

"Our philosophy is rooted in appreciation and respect. We create the best opportunities for relationships this way."

Janis Dietz

Janis Dietz

"I believe education is a privilege, not a right. Therefore, I must guard this precious opportunity and never do anything to lessen its value to our students."

Joy Lei

Joy Lei

Since I began my position as the inaugural Chief Diversity and Inclusivity Officer (CDIO) at University of La Verne two years ago, I often get asked the question: “So…what is it that you do?”