Denita Willoughby of Southern California Gas Company to be Commencement Speaker at Pacific Oaks College Graduation

first_imgEducation Denita Willoughby of Southern California Gas Company to be Commencement Speaker at Pacific Oaks College Graduation From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 7:53 pm Top of the News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Denita Willoughby, Southern California Gas Company regional vice president of external affairs, will be the commencement speaker at Pacific Oaks College graduation ceremony on May 4, 2013 at Pasadena Civic Center. It will be the 53rd commencement ceremony for the 70 year-old Pasadena educational institution.“We are delighted to have Ms. Willoughby as our commencement speaker this year,” said Pacific Oaks College President Ezat Parnia, PhD. “Denita is an inspiring and successful young woman who is able to encourage and motivate our graduates by following her example of accomplishments.”As regional vice president of external affairs for SoCalGas, Denita Willoughby leads the company’s community relations, public affairs and media and employee communications efforts. Previously, Ms. Willoughby was chief executive officer of The Willoughby Group, a management consulting firm she founded that specializes in executive services, business development and government relations.Before starting her own firm, Ms. Willoughby was with AT&T for more than 15 years. From 2006 to 2011, she served as vice president of external affairs and led the company’s local government and community affairs activities in the Greater Los Angeles area. At AT&T, Willoughby also served as vice president of TV Programming for the company’s U-Verse television venture and as regional sales vice president for SBC Communications.Named by California Diversity Magazine as one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women in California,” Ms. Willoughby has a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.She serves on the boards of Green Dot Public Schools, Vision to Learn, UNITE LA and California Institute of the Arts.Pacific Oaks College will be graduating 396 students, receiving the following degrees: BA in Human Development and BA in Education; MA in Human Development, MA in Marital and Family Therapy, and MA in Education.About Pacific Oaks CollegeFounded nearly 70 years ago by a small group of Quaker families, Pacific Oaks College is dedicated to the fundamental Quaker principles of inclusion, social justice, and the valuing of every human being. Pacific Oaks College is a nonprofit, accredited higher education institution offering bachelor’s-completion, master’s, and certificate programs in human development, marriage and family therapy, education, early childhood education, and teacher credentialing. It offers classes at its main campus in Pasadena and at a number of convenient off-site locations throughout California, as well as online. Since 1959, Pacific Oaks is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). For more information logon to www.pacificoaks.edu. Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Subscribe Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img