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July 12, 2000


Professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, receives free car lease from Hyundai Motor America

A faculty member at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has been awarded the free lease of a car as part of Hyundai Motor America's "School of Management Outstanding Professor Award." The recipient of the corporation's fifth annual award is David Karber, professor, public administration.

Applicants for the award are reviewed by a committee of previous award recipients, with the winner judged best in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Karber has taught public administration at CSU Dominguez Hills since 1990. He pioneered the development of the MBA Online program at CSUDH, which delivers a master's degree via the Internet to students across the United States and around the world.

Moreover, Karber is active in professional associations and community services. They include: board member, Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration; board member, Southern California Education Foundation; board member and past president, Carson Coordinating Council; advisory board member, World Impact, Los Angeles; and, former member, Grants Committee, United Way, Long Beach.

Said Karber: "I am flattered that Hyundai would bestow such an honor upon me. I have been fortunate enough to be in the position to work at contributing to students in the classroom, as well as serving as a good citizen in the communities that we serve. That is what I have tried to do."

Donald L. Bates, dean, School of Management, said corporations such as Hyundai drive home the importance of corporate support for education because of the opportunities that they afford students, staff, and faculty.

"Excellence in higher education too often goes unnoticed and is not rewarded. Hyundai is to be commended for its interest in - and support of - excellence in higher education."

Further information can be obtained by contacting Donald L. Bates, dean, School of Management, CSUDH, (310) 243-3548.