Join us at Fall Commencement : December 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Dr. Elizabeth Teisberg

2018 SCU Fall Commencement Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Teisberg

A leading figure in the value-based health care strategy movement, Elizabeth Teisberg is Full Professor at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin and executive director of an institute being formed. Professor Teisberg is an integral part of the faculty and leadership team at the medical school, the first in decades to be built from the ground-up at a top-tier research university and the only one with a core emphasis on value-based strategy. Here she will focus on strategy, business model creation, person-centered results measurement and design of full cycle, integrated care services.

Professor Teisberg, who is also a senior institute associate at Harvard’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, centers her work on high-value care delivery and implementation of value-based strategy in health care by providers, employers, health plans, pharmaceutical and device companies, patient advocacy organizations, and policy makers. With her deep background in strategy and innovation, and with special attention to the health care sector, she collaborates closely with Michael Porter, renowned authority on competitive strategy. Together they co-authored “Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2006), which received the American College of Healthcare Executives’ 2007 James A. Hamilton book of the year award, as well as five other articles on health care and the Harvard Business Review Special Report, “Fixing Competition in U.S. Health Care.”

Read Dr. Teisberg’s full bio

Commencement Details

Vic Lopez Auditorium
12417 E. Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90601

Saturday, December 15, 2018

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Schedule of Events

7:45 AM Graduates arrive at Vic Lopez Auditorium
8:00 AM Graduate photos PROMPTLY begin
9:00 AM Vic Lopez doors open for guests
9:35 AM Graduates begin lining up
10:00 AM Procession of graduates
10:05 AM Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours)
12:00 PM Approximate end of ceremony


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There are no tickets for the SCU Commencement Ceremony. All seating is a first-come first-served basis. You are welcome to invite as many people as you would like to. Doors will open for guests at 9:00 AM. Vic Lopez Auditorium does not allow food, drinks, or balloons inside.

Please Note: As a security measure, we will be screening bags at the entrance to the venue. Please kindly plan accordingly and allow extra time for this process.


Vic Lopez Auditorium is located West of the corner of Whittier Avenue and Bailey Street. There is street parking along Whittier Avenue and parking lots on the North side of the building.

Additional Information

We will attempt to keep all graduates and families informed regarding this joyous occasion, but please remember that it is your responsibility to review dates, times, and events. Please keep the university up to date with any changes to your contact information.

For families with special needs or special assistance, please contact the Office of Student Affairs in advance so we can best accommodate you.

If you have questions about your graduation rehearsal, the commencement ceremony, or the reception please contact the Office of Student Affairs by telephone at: (562) 947-8755, or by email at [email protected].

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