Wishing you happiness, peace, health and prosperity during this Holiday Season!
Dr. Mildred García and CSU
Dominguez Hills students
President Mildred García Receives Positive Review from CSU Board of Trustees
fall, the first three-year review of Mildred García, president of
California State University, Dominguez Hills, was conducted by the CSU
Board of Trustees and CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. Highlighted
achievements by García and the CSU Dominguez Hills campus included full
10-year reaccreditation by the Western Association of Schools and
Colleges (WASC) until 2018; attaining enrollment target in spring 2009;
reducing the structural budget deficit; spearheading a collaborative
and inclusive strategic planning process; increasing positive media
coverage; and winning the NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Championship in
“Dr. Mildred García has
an outgoing personality and brought to Dominguez Hills a great deal of
energy, optimism, and pride,” said Chancellor Reed in an open letter to
the campus. “She is not deterred by critics. Her personal story
gives her an extra advantage and credibility in being a role model for many students served
by CSU Dominguez Hills.”
Chancellor Reed’s letter can be viewed in its entirety at www.csudh.edu.
CSU Dominguez Hills Receives Major Endowment from Bernard Osher Foundation
Dominguez Hills will be able to expand learning opportunities for
adults age 50 and over in the South Bay thanks to a $1 million
endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation for the university’s Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). The largest one-time cash donation
in campus history, the endowment along with a $50,000 operational grant
was awarded after the university successfully demonstrated it could
develop and sustain an OLLI program. Osher had previously awarded the
university four separate $100,000 grants toward that effort.
For more information, call (310) 243-3208 or visit www.csudh.edu/extendeded/lifelong.
Millage Peaks: L.A.’s New Fire Chief Works Toward a More Diverse Employee Profile
Peaks (Class of ’75, B.A., psychology) is a 33-year veteran of the Los
Angeles Fire Department, but as the new fire chief of just over two
months, he says that he did not appreciate the enormity of his new post
until he actually took it.
really don’t understand the responsibility and the weight of this
position until you sit in this chair,” notes Peaks. “Dealing with
serious budget problems that we’re having and being able to provide the
level of fire protection and [emergency medical service] that the city
needs and deserves despite the budget shortfalls has proven to be a
one of approximately 45 African American firefighters at the time he
was hired in 1976, Peaks looks forward to increasing the number of
women firefighters with the support of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and
the city’s personnel department. He says that the example of former Los
Angeles Police Chief William Bratton illustrates leadership’s challenge
– and success – in diversifying the profile of public safety.
began his college career at El Camino College in Torrance and the
University of California, Los Angeles before transferring to California
State University, Dominguez Hills to complete his bachelor’s degree.
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|Celebrating 50 Years at CSU Dominguez Hills
In 2010, CSU Dominguez Hills will mark its 50th anniversary,
celebrating five decades of academic scholarship and opportunity,
achievements in preparing well-educated and productive citizens
and leaders, and engaging with community partners for the benefit of the South Bay region.
January 2010 through May 2011, we will commemorate our 50th anniversary
with special events, lectures and exhibits. You are invited to
participate in the celebration of our rich history, our achievements,
and our plans for the future. Please visit this website for updates:
Did you know you can make a gift that provides a fixed income for life? More information can be found on our Planned Giving website or by calling (310) 243-2182.
you know that the percentage of alumni who make donations to CSUDH is
one of the primary ways we are judged in publications like US News
& World Report? Your gift, regardless of the size, helps your alma
mater! Visit our Online Giving website to make a donation or call (310) 243-2182.
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invitations to events, your alumni e-newsletter, and more! Update your
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