SACRAMENTO — Loyola Marymount University will honor former state Sen. David Roberti with its President’s Award at a ceremony tonight.
Roberti, who graduated from Loyola University in 1961, served as a member of the Assembly and state Senate for a combined 28 years. He was Senate President Pro Tem from 1980 to 1994.
“Sen. Roberti’s legacy of service to the people of California is impressive,” said Loyola Marymount University President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D. “We teach our students to be women and men for others, and they can look to no better example than David Roberti.”
In addition to the President’s Award, LMU will dedicate a student award in Roberti’s honor as well. The Honorable David A. Roberti Award will help students participating in the annual Sacramento Seminar to defray the costs of their travel and fees.
The seminar, which is currently overseen by the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at LMU, takes students to the state capital for several days of meetings with legislators, government officials, lobbyists and activists to get an up-close look at how politics works in California. LMU has participated in the program for more than sixty years.