Maintaining good state government relations are vital to the on-going success of Cal Grant recipients at LMU. In collaboration with the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), LMU works to inform, lobby and build support for programs and legislation that directly impacts the LMU community.
|Hundreds of LMU students, faculty and staff rallied to save the Cal Grant program from being reduced in Governor Brown's budget proposal on April 27, 2012.|
|On March 2, 2012 LMU President David W. Burcham accepted a resolution from Assemblymember Steven C. Bradford and Senator Ted Lieu in honor of the university's centennial.|
|LMU hosted Senator Roderick D. Wright and
Assemblyman Steven C. Bradford on
November 21, 2009 for a Westchester Town Hall.
Atop the solar-paneled roof of University Hall
at LMU, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
signed a memorandum of understanding to
expedite renewable energy projects. Joining
him on October 12, 2009, were Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who recognized LMU as a "forward-thinking unversity."
Notable Alums and Friends of the University
Senator Robert G. Beverly JD '51 represented the 29th district from 1980-1996. The Robert Beverly papers are archived at LMU’s Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles.
Governor Benjamin Cayetano, LMU Parent, served as the Governor of Hawaii from 1994-2002.
- Curtis Earnest JD '86 is Chief of Staff for Senator Curren D. Price, Jr.
- Assemblymember Mike Gatto JD '04 represents the 43rd district.
Senator Tom Harman JD '68 represents the 35th district and has also served in the Assembly.
Governor Robert Miller JD '71, was Governor of the State of Nevada from 1989-1999.
Secretary Ross Miller '02 earned dual advanced degrees in Law and a Masters in Business Administration at LMU. He serves as the Secretary of State of Nevada.
Senator Kevin Murray MBA '83, JD '87, served as Appropriations Chair until he was termed out in 2006. He is currently working as an entertainment attorney.
- Daniel L. Reeves JD '92 is Chief of Staff for Senator Kevin de Leon.
President Pro Tem David Roberti '61 served in the California Legislature from 1967 to 1994. In 1996 he donated the David Roberti Papers to LMU. These papers document the years he spent as California State Assemblymember for the 48th District (1967-71) and as California State Senator (1971-94), which include his years as President Pro Tem of the Senate (1980-1994).
Juan Carlos Torres '96 is Chief Deputy Director of Appointments for the Senate Rules committee. He is the former chief of staff for Assemblymember Hector de la Torre.