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Feb. 26, 2003
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Media Advisory

Cal State Dominguez Hills Dedicates James L. Welch Hall

First state-funded building on campus in nearly a quarter-century

CARSON, Calif. - California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed will join President James E. Lyons Sr., California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), and members of the Welch Trust as they dedicate the new James L. Welch Hall on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m.

WHO: Charles B. Reed, CSU Chancellor; James E. Lyons, Sr., President, California State University, Dominguez Hills

WHAT: Dedication Ceremony for James L. Welch Hall

WHERE: California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson 90747

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 27, 3 p. m.

Community leaders, university administrators and Cal State Dominguez Hills' students and staff are expected to be on hand for the dedication ceremony. The facility is the first new building on campus in nearly a quarter-century.

Named after CSUDH administrator and clinical sciences professor, Dr. James L. Welch, the new 115,000 square-foot facility is home to the University's Information Technology, featuring a state-of-the art 250-seat symposium center, and nine computer-based laboratories. The second floor is dedicated to student services, while the third and fourth floors are home to the School of Health and administrative offices.

"Dr. James Welch will be long remembered on this campus as a visionary who pioneered our Clinical Science Department and Occupational Therapy Program," Lyons said. "His unquestioned dedication to our students and to his research in the field of health science serves as our model for excellence in the arena of higher education."

Cal State Dominguez Hills has been experiencing a growth in its student population, and Welch Hall promises to help accommodate the demand for campus office and classroom space.

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