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SCU Mourns the Death of Board of Regents Member, Arturo “Art” Escobedo

SCU is saddened to announce the passing of Board of Regents Member, Arturo “Art” Escobedo. Art passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Dr. John Scaringe, President and CEO of SCU, said, "It’s with great sadness that I announce the passing of our friend and Board of Regents Member, Art Escobedo. Art has served as a Board of Regents Member for four years and we are thankful for his outstanding leadership, friendship, guidance, and wisdom. He will be greatly missed by the SCU family, and his community. Art continuously upheld the SCU values of excellence, leadership, caring, commitment, and integrity. We are especially thankful for the passion he carried in his heart for SCU and towards our vision of transforming health and healthcare education."

Art enjoyed a successful career as a skilled compliance and fraud-investigation professional. He dedicated himself to giving back to the community and fighting for equal rights for all citizens. As part of his contribution to the community, Mr. Ecobedo co-founded and was President of the South East Los Angeles County (SELAC) Educational Foundation. SELAC ’s sole purpose is to enhance the educational experiences of children. Art was honored by former President Jimmy Carter by being appointed to the President’s Committee on the Employment of the Disabled, where he served for two years. Art was also honored by California Governor, Jerry Brown, Jr. by being appointed to the Department of Rehabilitation State Advisory Committee as Delegate-at-Large. He served in this capacity for two years.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to Mr. Escobedo’s daughter, SCU Alumna, Jessica Escobedo Alay ’15 (CEM, MAOM, L.Ac.), his family, and friends during this difficult time. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers in the following days.

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