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The Cal Lutheran Journey: From Admission to Alumni

Inspiring women, girls with an epic accomplishment

Kelsey Myers ’08 has completed her world record attempt at being the first woman to complete the equivalent of six triathlons on six continents in six days. After her first Olympic-distance triathlon in Rio de Janeiro...

Isabelle Valdez ’23

Master of Her Future

From intern to employee, Isabelle Valdez used Cal Lutheran's MS in Management program to launch her business career after studying history as an undergrad.

Commencement ceremonies set for May 12

California Lutheran University will hold separate 2023 commencement ceremonies for 1,217 undergraduate and graduate students on Friday, May 12, in William Rolland Stadium on the Thousand Oaks campus.

Sign for help outside of monastery in Kyiv, Ukraine

On a mission

To the Rev. Rachel Eskesen ’04, MA, MDiv ’14, the work of a pastor can look remarkably similar to the work of an English professor.

Lorrie Brown

Balancing the narrative in Ventura

Being an effective public servant and improving the human condition has always been an objective for Lorrie Brown ’07, MPPA ’09, whether that means working in government or helping people discover their purpose.

Students spend time on the Cal Lutheran campus.

Cal Lutheran guarantees UC price-matching

Cal Lutheran's Public Price Promise program is now guaranteed for new students from California high schools and colleges who meet GPA requirements

From left to right are Cal Lutheran students Dominic Berger, Bradley Bedgood and Zaria Opara. Photo: Kim Fox

US News ranks Cal Lutheran 6th in West

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Sept. 13, 2022) California Lutheran University has jumped two spots to its highest position ever in the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings — sixth among 130 ranked regional universities throughout...

California Lutheran University Class of 2026. Photo: Tracie Karasik

Enrollment rebounds at Cal Lutheran

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Aug. 29, 2022) As the 2022-23 fall semester gets underway at California Lutheran University, new student enrollment numbers have nearly rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. About 844 undergraduate...

Photo: Courtesy of Cal Lutheran Sports Information

Alumna named Cal Lutheran athletic director

Photo: Courtesy of Cal Lutheran Sports Information Alumna Holly Roepke ’14 has been named director of athletics at Cal Lutheran. A former soccer standout and member of the Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame, the...

Double alumnus Ken Magdaleno '89, MS '96, EdD, reentered college as an older adult and credits the support he got at Cal Lutheran for his academic success. Photo: Courtesy of Ken Magdaleno '89, MS '96, EdD

The journey continues

Being at Oxford University in England, speaking at Oxford Union Hall, was a once-in-a-lifetime, out-of-body experience. Yet there I was, a member of the “Oxford Round Table,” in 2005. Very little in my life could have...

Kathie (Schaap '89) Hale started her Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim run at the Grand Canyon's South Rim at 2:30 a.m. Photo: Courtesy of Kathie (Schaap '89) Hale

Realizing a personal victory

Kathie (Schaap ’89) Hale started her Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim run at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim at 2:30 a.m. Photo: Courtesy of Kathie (Schaap ’89) Hale When Kathie (Schaap ’89) Hale met her...

Anthony Lugo is just the fifth head coach in the program's storied history

Cal Lutheran hires new head football coach

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Feb. 7, 2022) Anthony Lugo has been named head coach of the California Lutheran University football team after being in the interim role this past season. He is just the fifth head coach in the...