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Devorah Lieberman becomes first female president of U. of La Verne

University of La Verne
December 8, 2010
Devorah Lieberman has come full circle.

Born in Covina and an alumnus of the same high school as University of La Verne president Steve Morgan, Lieberman will now succeed Morgan as she becomes the university’s 18th president and its first female president.

“I am honored to serve as the 18th president of the University of La Verne,” Lieberman said. “I believe that the values and mission that provide for the foundation for this university reflect the very best of a private liberal education. I look forward to working closely with the entire university community in our combined efforts to create an environment where all students, faculty and staff can achieve their greatest potential.”

Lieberman, who most recently served as Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wagner College in New York, emerged from an exhaustive search conducted by the La Verne Board of Trustees, which yielded a diverse pool of outstanding candidates. In the end, it was Lieberman who was selected to succeed Steve Morgan, who is retiring in June after 26 years as president.

“Dr. Lieberman is an innovative, accomplished administrator with a national reputation as a transformational leader,” said Luis Faura, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “Her selection as the 18th president of the University of La Verne is a significant achievement for this institution. Throughout her career she has fostered personal learning experiences for students, promoted expanded multicultural and diversity education opportunities, pioneered programs designed to support faculty development and research, and advanced the scholarship of civic engagement. The Board of Trustees is confident she will pilot this university to great achievements and prominence.”
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