University of La Verne to inaugurate its new president
There is another precedent breaker: The school was founded by the Church of the Brethren denomination and maintains some Brethren traditions but no longer has a formal affiliation with the church. Lieberman, who is Jewish, is the first non-Brethren to lead the school.
The ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at the campus athletics pavilion and is open to the campus community and invited guests.
Lieberman took office on July 1 following the retirement of Steve Morgan, who was president for 26 years. Lieberman previously was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Wagner College in New York and before that was a communications professor and administrator at Portland State University in Oregon.
The university enrolls 3,100 undergraduates and graduate students at its main La Verne campus and about 4,000 more in its satellite programs at other locations in California, its law school in Ontario and its adult and online classes.
-- Larry Gordon
Photo: Students walking on campus at the University of La Verne. Credit: Los Angeles Times