ULV President, LinkedIn Executive to Address Mt. SAC Grads June 13

WALNUT, Calif.–––University of La Verne President Dr. Devorah Lieberman and LinkedIn Marketing Strategist Hector Preciado will headline Mt. San Antonio College’s 68th commencement on Friday, June 13, 6 p.m., at the college’s Hilmer Lodge Stadium.

Dr. Lieberman will deliver the commencement address, “Listening to Your Head and Your Heart,” to the Class of 2014. In July 2011, she became the University of La Verne’s first female president in its 120-year history. With 35 years in education, Lieberman has become known for her dedication and expertise in the areas of intercultural communication and diversity.

Mt. SAC will recognize Preciado with the college’s Alumnus of the Year Award. An immigrant from Mexico, Preciado was a member of Mt. SAC’s Class of 1999. He went on to complete his education at Pomona College (B.A.) and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business (MBA). He began his career at the Greenlining Institute in Berkeley, where he ultimately served as chief operating officer. Preciado also became a regular political analyst commenting on elections and policy issues for Univision and Telemundo, the nation’s two largest Spanish television networks. Today, he manages strategic communications and marketing for LinkedIn, the world’s largest profession network on the Internet with more than 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories.

During the ceremony, Mt. SAC will also recognize outstanding members of the Class of 2014 and award associate degrees to hundreds of graduates who actively participate in the ceremony. In all, 2,451 degree petitions were filed. The youngest graduate is 20; the oldest is 71. Additionally, 35 candidates will receive Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management degrees in conjunction with Southern Illinois University.

Mt. SAC will also recognize the 10 retiring faculty and academic managers, who combined have a total 167 years of service to the college.


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