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Oct. 19, 2017
Chancellor Van Hook Honored by University of La Verne

College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook has been named among the 125 “Notable Leos for Life” chosen by the University of La Verne (ULV) to mark its 125th year anniversary.

Van Hook, who earned her master’s degree and doctorate degree in education from ULV in 1976 and 1981, respectively, will be honored during a three-day “homecoming weekend” event on Oct. 27-29.

“It is a tremendous honor to have been included among the University of La Verne’s 125 Notable Leos for Life,” said Van Hook. “The education I received at the University of La Verne was second to none and the memories and friendships I made during my time at the university are among my most cherished.”

The private university, whose leopard mascots are named Leo and Lea, selected the 125 alumni based on the significant impacts they have made in their fields, for embodying the university’s values, and leading lives of purpose and meaning.

“They are Leos for Life, and we look forward to recognizing them during homecoming weekend 2017,” says ULV’s online announcement.

Homecoming weekend will kick off with a dinner at the Sheraton Hotel and will end with a farewell brunch at the La Verne Church of the Brethren.

Earlier this year, Van Hook was named as the National Pacesetter of the Year by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). The award recognizes a president or CEO at a two-year community or technical college who has demonstrated leadership and support in the area of college communications and public relations.

Established in 1891, ULV is a private university located in La Verne, Calif. that is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the best private California institutions.