PASADENA - Pasadena Mayor William Joseph “Bill” Bogaard, will be among the three recipients of Loyola Marymount University’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 7 p.m. at The California Club, in downtown Los Angeles.
Bogaard, who graduated from LMU in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in English, took office in 1999 as the first mayor directly elected by the citizens of Pasadena. During his tenure he has worked to bring the MTA Gold Line light rail system to the city, as well as new housing construction, reform of public schools and he has worked to strengthen the local cultural institutions.
Each year LMU’s Distinguished Alumni Awards honors LMU graduates who exemplify professional achievement, service to the community and loyalty to the university.
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