Writer: Carol Cheh

Voice Magazine / Carol Cheh
Spring 2023

Dynamic Duos of Planned Giving!

Planned giving is one of many ways to support the University of La Verne. These legacy donations provide impact for years—often decades—after the initial gift.

Victor Hernandez

Bearing Fruit

Alumnus Victor M. Hernandez creates greater equity and opportunity for farmers from underserved communities throughout the state of California.

President Devorah Lieberman with Randall Lewis

New Center to Focus on Entrepreneurs

The University of La Verne celebrates another major gift from prominent real estate executive and enthusiastic donor Randall Lewis: $2 million to establish the Randall Lewis Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Social Impact.

Seattle World's Fair

World’s Fair Collection Finds a Home in La Verne

More than 100 boxes of original world’s fair documents and artifacts are now part of the University of La Verne’s Archives and Special Collections, thanks to the extraordinary gift of the PonTell family. Dating back to the very first expo, held in London in 1851, this vast treasure trove includes books, photographs, brochures, and objects revealing the fascinating history of this highly influential enterprise.

Frank Lizarraga and Kevin Marshall

Trustee Frank Lizarraga Endows Law Deanship

A generous and visionary gift from noted attorney and university Trustee Frank J. Lizarraga, Jr. ’80, endowed the College of Law dean at the University of La Verne. This is the first endowed dean established at a law school accredited exclusively by the State Bar of California and the University of La Verne’s first-ever endowed dean.

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.

Vikki and Khalif Raddhan

Building Community

The Rasshans’ African American Museum of Beginnings illuminates history and stirs conversation.

Phoebe Beasley

Uncanny Details

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Oprah Winfrey count themselves among the admirers of Phoebe Beasley, University of La Verne's 2019 Artist-in-Residence.