Rev. Robert B. Lawton, S.J., Honorary Degree Conferral Ceremony

Loyola Marymount University invites you to join President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., for a celebration to honor Rev. Robert B. Lawton, S.J., the 14th president of Loyola Marymount University, conferring a Doctorate in Humane Letters. Lawton, who was president from 1999 – 2010, articulated and pursued a vision of LMU as the preeminent Catholic university of the West Coast. Please join the LMU community as we celebrate Father Lawton's legacy with the university's highest honor.


In recognition of Father Lawton's legacy, the Robert B. Lawton, S.J. Endowed Scholarship has been created. To learn more about the scholarship or to make a gift, please visit