A Message From The President

Dr. Mildred García, President, CSU Dominguez Hills Welcome to California State University, Dominguez Hills! Like many of you, I am new to this campus and I am excited and proud to be here. I was drawn to CSU Dominguez Hills by the welcoming, friendly, supportive and very diverse community. As your new President, I assure you that students indeed come first at Dominguez Hills! We are committed to student success and will provide you with the strong academic programs and solid support services that you need to achieve your goals.

At CSU Dominguez Hills, you and I begin a new exciting chapter in our lives. I have already found that this is a wonderful place where spectacular developments are a common occurrence. We will continue to strengthen Dominguez Hills to offer the very best academic experience. You will find that our faculty and staff are second to none. These faculty members had many choices and they selected this University because they want to work with students like you. They care about you and your intellectual development and they teach because they are passionate about their disciplines and are committed to your success. I am proud to count myself as one of them. Remember we are all here, faculty and staff, to support your academic progress and your success. Please seek us out.

We understand that a University experience includes not only the classroom but also the learning that occurs throughout the community. In January 2007, the campus celebrated the reopening of the Loker Student Union which is transforming the student experience. This state-of-the-art facility features a fine dining restaurant, an enhanced food court and sports bar, lounge and study areas, a new bookstore, new office space for student organizations and student government, conference rooms, and a grand and beautiful 500-seat ballroom. In addition, we will be breaking ground for a 140,000-square-foot addition to the library in Fall 2007. The new library facility will accommodate future growth far into the 21st century. The state-of-the-art library addition will double existing library space and provide expanded study areas, computer labs, book shelving, archival preservation areas, and group study rooms. The courtyard and patio will allow students to study and meet friends in a relaxed social setting.

The CSU Dominguez Hills campus is also home to the world-class multi-sport Home Depot Center (HDC), a premier athletics and entertainment destination for those who are visiting and those who live in Southern California. Annually, we hold our commencement ceremony in the 27,000-seat-capacity stadium and are looking at ways to strengthen our partnership with HDC, including creating a culture of soccerloving fans on campus!

We are delighted that you have chosen us at CSU Dominguez Hills as the place to pursue your educational goals and to prepare yourself for a successful future. You will find that the time you spend here will be a life-changing, transformational experience. We truly believe we are one of the best urban universities in the country and that our graduates leave here not just better educated but better equipped for life. When you graduate, you will be one of our many success stories.

You will see that our community clearly embraces diversity in every possible dimension: racial, cultural, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, religious, economic, political, and intellectual. This University is a place that is well known for being supportive, accessible and welcoming. We know that such an environment provides a distinct advantage for you because upon graduation you will be entering a diverse global society waiting for leaders like you to take their places.

Together we will take full advantage of the wonderful resources that this University has to offer. I look forward to celebrating your successes and extend a warm welcome to you as we embark on this adventure together!

Dr. Mildred García
President, CSU Dominguez Hills