LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy Speaks to Pepperdine Graduates

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Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) welcomes Dr. John Deasy, Superintendent for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as 2012 commencement speaker.

Deasy will address graduates during the education division’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Pepperdine’s main campus in Malibu, CA. The University will confer Deasy with the Doctor of Humane Letters.

As superintendent of the nation’s second largest school district, Dr. Deasy oversees all educational and administrative issues, develops operational procedures; and directs the assignment of school administrators. Prior to joining the LAUSD in August 2010, Deasy served as deputy director of education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, will address graduates receiving degrees in psychology at the afternoon ceremony. Kaslow leads innovative programs at Emory University where she is professor and vice-chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Professional Psychology, Emory University School of Medicine; Chief Psychologist, Grady Health System. Pepperdine will confer Kaslow with the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

About the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP)
GSEP is an innovative learning community where faculty, staff, and students of diverse cultures and perspectives work collaboratively to foster academic excellence, social purpose, and personal fulfillment. Through its integrative course work and practical training, GSEP prepares students to serve the needs of others through skilled leadership. GSEP offers seven master's and four doctoral programs across its five graduate campus locations throughout Southern California and online. Programs are fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the American Psychological Association. For more information, visit:

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