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Alumnus endows law school dean post

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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 Marshal 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 lost its American Bar Association Accreditation last year, but it maintains its California Bar Association Accreditation, which means its graduates can practice law within the state of California. 

—Cheyenne Vargas

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