June 25, 2013

Marymount California University Names Executive Director for Waterfront Campus

Marymount California University (MCU) President Michael Brophy announced the appointment of Thomas Mead as the executive director of the University’s Waterfront Campus located in San Pedro’s historic district. Mead will assume the leadership position July 1 and is responsible for campus operations on W. Sixth St. and at the John M. and Muriel Olguin Campus of San Pedro High School.

“Tom Mead brings to MCU a breadth of experience in higher education” said Dr. Brophy.

“It is my goal to continue Marymount’s mission of developing the whole person and encouraging our students to pursue lives of leadership and service, which in turn will improve the lives of the people in our community,” said Mead.

Prior to joining MCU, Mead was employed by the University of Phoenix as director of student services and operations. He has an MBA and masters of Adult Education and Training from University of Phoenix. He and his family reside in San Pedro.

About Marymount California University

With campuses along the picturesque coastline of Rancho Palos Verdes, in the vibrant community of San Pedro, and serving the lakeside communities of Lake County, California, Marymount California University challenges its students to pursue lives of leadership and service. In the spirit of its founding order, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, the University strives to graduate students who embody the virtues of integrity, respect for human dignity and commitment to justice. Marymount offers M.S. degrees in Community Psychology and in Leadership and Community Development and B.A. Degrees in Business, Liberal Arts, Media Studies and Psychology. Pending WASC approval the university plans to begin offering a Master’s in Business Administration in the fall 2014.

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