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The Commencement speaker is Blaise Simqu, the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Sage Publications, one of the leading academic and educational publishers in the world. The Sage group of companies includes Sage Publications, Inc., in the U.S., Sage Publications, Ltd., in London, Sage Publications, Ltd Pvt, in New Delhi, India, and The Corwin Press.
Simqu has been part of the Sage organization for 15 years, from 1986 to 1990 and then again from 1996 to the present. He has held a variety of positions from Editor to Vice President to Executive Vice President. He was appointed as the C.E.O. in 2004. Blaise has also worked with the Hampton-Brown Company, Jossey-Bass Publishers, and the Kinko’s Corporation. He serves on the board of KCLU-FM, the NPR affiliate station at California Lutheran University, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Buckley School in Los Angeles. He has degrees from Loyola Marymount University and the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a lifelong resident of California.
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