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LMU inaugurates first layman president in school's history

David W. Burcham is Loyola Marymount University's 15th president.

March 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Loyola Marymount University inaugurated its first layman president in the school's 100-year history.

David W. Burcham became the school's 15th president on Tuesday.

Burcham had been Loyola's acting president since last March when the Rev. Robert B. Lawton retired.

Burcham graduated first in his class from Loyola Law School in 1984.

He returned to teach after seven years of practicing law.