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总统 Devorah利伯曼 to Retire After 12 Years of Remarkable Service


gpk电子校长 Devorah利伯曼 has announced her plans to retire effective July 1, 2023, ending a remarkable 12-year tenure as the institution’s leader.

“It has been a tremendous privilege to serve as the president of the 大学 of La Verne,利伯曼说. “和gpk电子游戏优秀的学生一起工作, 教师, and 工作人员 has meant more to me than I could ever begin to express, 在专业和个人方面. 这个决定不是轻易做出的, although it is the right time given personal health issues in my family.”

The Board of Trustees will lead a national search for a new president. Lieberman will work closely with the board during the transition and will play a significant role in aiding and onboarding her successor.

“I speak on behalf of the entire Board of Trustees when I say that Devorah’s retirement leaves us with feelings of appreciation, 感激之情, and pride for what has been accomplished during her presidency,托尼·里维尔说, MBA 93, 校董会主席. “She has led with a heart and vision to serve the students, 教师, 以及gpk电子的工作人员, and she has met and exceeded the board’s expectations of her leadership. Her legacy at the university will shine for generations to come.”

利伯曼,18th president of 大学 of La Verne and its first female president, came to the university in 2011 from Wagner College in New York, 她在哪里担任过教务长.

几乎是在抵达后立即, Lieberman began working with the 教师 to reimagine the university’s academic and co-curricular programs, including through the creation of a Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Civic and Community Engagement.

在她的领导下, the university completed the largest fundraising campaign in its history, raising more than $128 million for priorities such as student scholarships, 学术项目和中心, 赋予教授, 设备, 建筑, 以及教员研究.

She led the execution of a Campus Master Plan that reflected the institution’s core values with renewed physical spaces that increased community, 欢迎多样性, 提倡终身学习. This included construction of two residence halls; a dining hall; a parking structure; the Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and 研究; the Ludwick Center for Spirituality, 文化理解, and Community Engagement; and the Campus West athletic facilities.

She also led the university through the tumultuous years of the COVID-19 pandemic, prioritizing the safety of the university community while ensuring that students continued to receive a high quality education, even as traditional business operations were disrupted.

She brought visibility to the university by sharpening its identity as a Hispanic Serving Institution, as well as through her activity on leadership boards of numerous industry associations.

最近, she guided the establishment of a new College of Health and Community Well-Being, and laid the foundation for an expanded university footprint in downtown Ontario, 加州.

“The Board of Trustees would be remiss if it did not also highlight the leadership that her husband, 罗杰·奥尔巴赫, 给gpk电子带来了什么,里维尔说. “Roger’s support of all things La Verne has been evident since the day he joined Devorah during the interview process.”

Additional information about the search for the university’s 19th president will be shared as it becomes available.