University of La Verne


University of La Verne

Infobox_University
name = University of La Verne
established =1891 (as Lordsburg College)
type =Private
president =Dr. Stephen Morgan
comprehensive cost =

4099 total undergraduates
3455 graduate students
511 doctoral students
303 law students
city =La Verne
state =California
country =United States
campus =Suburban, 26 acres
mascot =Leopards
colors =Green and Orange


website = [http://www.ulv.edu/ www.ulv.edu]
address =1950 3rd Street, La Verne, CA 91750
phone =(909) 593-3511

The University of La Verne is a private doctoral research university in La Verne, California (about 35 miles east of Los Angeles), founded in 1891. The university is composed of the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Public Management, College of Education and Organizational Leadership, College of Law, the School of Continuing Education, and a regional campus administration.The university offers a full spectrum of degrees, including bachelor, master, doctoral, and first-professional.

History

The University of La Verne was founded in 1891 as Lordsburg College by members of the Church of the Brethren. Both the surrounding agricultural community and the College were renamed La Verne in 1917. The College reorganized in 1977 as the University of La Verne. At present, the structure of the University consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the College of Education, the College of Law, and Regional Campuses.

The school conferred its first master's degree in 1965 and began an adult education program in 1969. ULV awarded its first doctorate in 1979. In 1981, the University founded a campus in Orange County and has since opened campuses throughout southern California.

The University of La Verne is an independent, nonsectarian and non-profit institution.

Building on Excellence Campaign

In January 2007, university President Steve Morgan announced that ULV had raised more than $33 million toward its five-year Building on Excellence Campaign, which runs from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2008.

The goals of the advancement initiative include:
* Enhance the campus by updating facilities and infrastructure

* Increase and encourage research

* Provide vital financial assistance to those seeking to further their education

* Strengthen ULV's intercollegiate athletic program

* Expand the university's leadership and legacy in the field of education

* Sustain the growth and development of the ULV College of Law

Part of the funds secured during the campaign's initial two years includes the $17.8 million raised as part of the $21 million Campus Center Project.

The Campus Center Project features construction of the Sara & Michael Abraham Campus Center (student union building offering classrooms, office space, cafe, mail room and conference rooms), creation of the Frank & Nadine Johnson Family Plaza, and renovation of the Sports Science & Athletics Pavilion (formerly known as the "Super Tents").

District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) honored President Morgan with its Chief Executive Officer Leadership Award in 2006 for his efforts in this campaign.

Campus locations

*ULV Main Campus 1950 Third Street La Verne, CA 91750
*ULV Central Coast 4119 Broad Street, Suite 200 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
*ULV High Desert 15447 Anacapa Road, Suite 100 Victorville, CA 92392
*ULV Inland Empire 10535 Foothill Blvd, Suite 400 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
*ULV Kern County 1201 24th Street Suite D-200 Bakersfield, CA 93301
*ULV Orange County 12951 Euclid Street, Suite 100 Garden Grove, CA 92840-5124
*ULV San Fernando Valley 4001 W. Alameda Avenue, Suite 300 Burbank, CA 91505
*ULV Ventura County 2001 Solar Drive, Suite 250 Oxnard, CA 93036
*University of La Verne College of Law 320 East D Street | Ontario, California 91764Military satellite campuses:
*Point Mugu NAS Point Mugu NAWC, CA 93042
*Vandenberg AFB Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437-6312

Online education

ULV offers select programs through on line coursework, and some programs offer student choice on whether to take a class on campus or online; some of the programs which participate are:

Programs include:
*Graduate Degree Programs
*Master of Business Administration (MBA)
*Professional Development Courses for Educators

*Undergraduate Degree Programs
*Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management
*Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
*General Education Course Offerings

College of Law

The University of La Verne College of Law was founded in 1970 and is located in Ontario, California.On February 13, 2006, the University of La Verne College of Law was accredited by the American Bar Association, allowing students to take the bar exam and become practicing attorneys in any US jurisdiction.

On April 23, 2007, InlandEmpire.us reported:

At a time when American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law schools nationwide are experiencing an average 3.4% decrease in applications for admission over last year, University of La Verne College of Law reports a 208% increase in its application rate, more than doubling its application intake over the past twelve months. Only one other law school in the nation experienced an increase of 100% or more in its application rate.

Athletics

ULV offers 19 intercollegiate athletic teams -- 10 sports for men and nine for women. The ULV Leopards are a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and compete at the NCAA Division III level.

ULV has captured numerous SCIAC Championships, and has claimed NCAA team titles in baseball and women's volleyball. La Verne boasts quality training facilities including an all-weather track and weight room. The new ULV Swimming Complex serves as the home for swimming and water polo.

Men's Teams
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming & Diving
Tennis
Track & Field
Water Polo

Women's Teams
Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Swimming & Diving
Tennis
Track & Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Wilson Library

The Elvin and Betty Wilson Library -- ULV’s central library -- contains over 193,000 volumes and 2,000 current journal subscriptions. Tables and individual carrels provide seating and study space. Microfilm and microfiche readers and video cassette players are available as well as coin-operated copy machines. Reference services are provided by the professional library staff. Access to library resources beyond Wilson Library is available by means of interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing privileges at academic libraries in the area. The library is connected by computer to collections of college and university libraries across the nation. see below:

Accreditation

The University of La Verne is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Notable alumni

*Levon Ter-Petrossian — President of Armenia (1991–1998) (Honorary Doctorate only)
*Rob Fukuzaki [" [http://www.ulv.edu/ur/press/show.phtml?id=256 Alumnus Rob Fukuzaki to be Honored at 10th Annual ULV President's Dinner Gala] " University of La Verne, University Relations website. Accessed December 12, 2007] - Los Angeles sportscaster on ABC
*Ross Mathews [" [http://www.ulv.edu/ur/profiles/profile.phtml?id=9&type=alumni Alumni Profile: Ross Mathews 2002] " University of La Verne, University Relations website. Accessed October 23, 2007] - "Ross the Intern" on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno and contestant on Celebrity Fit Club
*Enrique Gutierrez [" [http://www.ulv.edu/comms/lvm/win06/gutierrez.htm Making a Contest a Career] " La Verne Magazine, Winter 2006. Accessed December 12, 2007] - Los Angeles sportscaster on Univision 34 Los Angeles
*Keisha Grant [" [http://www.ulv.edu/ur/alumni/voice-pdf/2002-fall.pdf Alumni - What you are, we are] " ULVoice, University of La Verne. Accessed December 12, 2007] - News Anchor on NBC's affiliate WVIT in Connecticut
*Phil Esbenshade - "Pro Skateboarder/Attorney"
*Steve Ortmayer - assistant head coach of the University of Kentucky's football team
*Sunny Han - "part of the Han twins murder conspiracy"
*Dan Quisenberry - "former Major League Baseball pitcher"
*PJ Butta [" [http://www.pjbutta.com/content/main.aspx?pageid=3 Who is PJ Butta] " PJ Butta Biography. Accessed December 12, 2007] - On-Air Radio Talent, KHHT - Hot 92.3 in Los Angeles
*Patricia Krenwinkel - " one of the infamous Manson Family killers"
*Christopher Vito - businessman, entrepreneur
*Gregory Kimura - businessman Official Ring Maker for Miss California
*Joe Bagg - jazz pianist, Hammond B3 player
*Giloh Morgan - songwriter, music producer
*Gayle Serdan - jazz pianist, educator
*J Michael O'Neil - jazz pianist, music minister
*Michael Bennett - drummer, percussionist
*Adonis Phillips - Educator

References

External links

* [http://www.ulv.edu/ University of La Verne]


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