Marymount California University Announces New President

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (February 8, 2018) Marymount California University’s Board of Directors has named Brian Marcotte President of the University. Marcotte is succeeding Dr. Lucas Lamadrid in this role, effective immediately.

“As a member of the Board of Trustees of Marymount California University for over eight years, Brian has proven himself as a true leader,” stated the University’s Board of Trustees. “When looking for someone to lead the University into the future, continuing our growth and progress towards achieving the status of a premier university, he was the clear choice.”

Marcotte is an experienced executive, having been the CEO and President of Titan Oil Recovery for nine years and before that was with Unocal Corporation, a multi-national energy resources company, serving in a variety of leadership roles within the organization.

Marcotte continued, “Marymount is so unique in many ways. Its location makes it a jewel to be enjoyed and cherished, and the connection between faculty and students is unparalleled. I am honored to be part of this journey.”

About Marymount California University

Located along the picturesque coastline of Rancho Palos Verdes in California, Marymount California University challenges its students to pursue lives of leadership and service. The University strives to graduate students who embody the virtues of integrity, respect for human dignity and commitment to justice. Marymount offers B.A. and B.S Degrees in Business, Film & Media Production, Accounting, Management, Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice, Biology, and Psychology. Learn More About Marymount California University




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About Marymount

Marymount California University has two distinct campuses in Los Angeles County, each offering a unique set of learning opportunities.

  • Oceanview Campus, Palos Verdes
  • Waterfront Campus, San Pedro

Currently, first- and second-year students take core courses at our suburban Oceanview Campus. Upper division and graduate courses take place at our urban Waterfront Campus.

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In all our programs, MCU ensures that students advance their communication, analysis and decision-making skills, while broadening their appreciation of diverse perspectives and their ability to learn from experience. These Institutional Student Learning Outcomes flow from our commitment to Academic Excellence, Real World Learning and Character Formation.

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Students bring a rich array of talents and interests, leading to many forms of student achievement at MCU. What will you achieve? A distinctive Capstone presentation, surely. What else? Let MCU support your exploration and growth. Discover your interests. Develop your talents. And let your achievements shine.