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President James E. Lyons, Sr.




California State University, Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive urban university, located in the city of Carson and primarily serving the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.  The University is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic teaching and learning community dedicated to excellence and committed to educating a student population of unprecedented diversity for leadership roles in the global community of the 21st Century.  We invite international perspectives, cultivate programs that serve students from other nations, and encourage our students and faculty to participate in programs in other countries.  We are committed to excellence and pluralism in higher education to further the goals of a democratic society through wide participation and civic responsibility in community, social, and economic affairs.


California State University, Dominguez Hills realizes the principles of educational opportunity and excellence by providing access to a wide range of educational programs and student-centered services.  Building on its core of liberal arts and sciences, the university offers programs, in a variety of educational and technological modes, that enable students to develop intellectually, personally, and professionally.  These programs are offered at times and locations convenient for the students we serve.


California State University, Dominguez Hills pursues productive relationships with educational, public sector, and business communities by developing programs that address contemporary social concerns while fulfilling the University’s commitment to teaching and learning, research, scholarship, creative activity, and service.