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Streamlining Your Commencement Ceremony – Case Study - Web Conference

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Presented by: Trish Carlson, Director and Matthew Jauregui, CCEP, Associate Director, Conference & Events Services, Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) was tasked with reducing the commencement ceremony by two hours in one year. In this session we will discuss the process the team used to gain buy-in from the university as well as the strategies used to successfully coordinate a more efficient ceremony while still maintaining the integrity of the celebration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create campus buy-in to streamline the decision-making process
  • Learn communication strategies and ideas to market new objectives and changes
  • Discover how to leverage technology to keep you on track of commencement tasks

Trish Carlson is the Senior Director of Campus Services at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she has worked for 20 years.   As Senior Director, she is responsible for the Event Scheduling, Event Operations, Conference Services Offices as well as the Child Care Center at LMU. Her professional background includes hotel sales and auto show coordination for Nissan and Infiniti.  She is also a proud Past President of ACCED-I.


Matthew Jauregui is the Director of Conference Services at Loyola Marymount University, where he has worked for the past 18 years, both as a student and a fulltime staff member. Matt oversees the Summer Conference program and Commencement logistics at LMU. He obtained his CCEP in 2013.