Alumnus endows law school dean post

The University of La Verne College of Law received an endowment from University trustee Frank Lizarraga Jr., who is also an alumnus and chair of the advisory board at the College of Law, University officials announced recently.  

Lizarraga’s gift in the form of an endowed deanship, provides the salary for the dean of the College of Law. Current dean Kevin Marshall will assume the title of the Frank Lizarraga Endowed Dean of the College of Law. The title also will go to future deans. 

“Frank made this gift to the College of Law (in part) knowing the students are going back to support their community through law,” said Sherri Mylott, vice president of university advancement. 

“Frank is a big believer in a model of education that is affordable and gives students an opportunity to succeed,” added Provost Jonathan Reed. 

The University of La Verne College of  Law aborted its efforts to maintain American Bar Association accreditation in 2019, and instead transitioned to a California Bar Association law school accreditation for fall 2020.

—Cheyenne Vargas

This story has been updated to clarify the College of Law’s transition to California Bar Association accreditation. In addition, an earlier version of this story misspelled the name of dean Kevin Marshall. The Campus Times regrets the errors.

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