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March 18, 2003
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Contact: Thomas Knox
(310) 243-3367
Email: tknox@csudh.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Advisory

UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero To Receive Alumnus of the Year
From Cal State University, Dominguez Hills

Guerrero also served as Cal State Dominguez Hills Director of Athletics

CARSON, Calif. - Dr. James E. Lyons Sr., President, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), will join the University faculty, staff and alumni as they gather to honor UCLA Director of Athletics, Dan Guerrero as the Cal State Dominguez Hills 2003 Alumnus of the Year. Guerrero earned a master's degree in Public Administration in 1982 from Cal State Dominguez Hills and was named to the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society for Public Affairs that same year.

After completing his master's degree, Guerrero launched his career in athletic administration as a Toro while also serving as an adjunct professor.

WHO: Dan Guerrero, UCLA Director of Athletics

WHAT:
CSU Dominguez Hills Alumni Association Annual March Mixer

WHERE:
CSU Dominguez Hills Loker University Student Union, 1000 E. Victoria St, Carson

WHEN:
Thursday, March 20, 6:30 p.m.

"Dan made a dramatic contribution to this University and the Athletics Department during his tenure as our Director of Athletics," said President Lyons. "As a result, he left a legacy that continues to provide dividends for our current and future athletes." Lyons said Guerrero established goals for excellence that every athlete and student could achieve when they fully commit themselves to the task at hand.

Guerrero, 50, served as Cal State Dominguez Hills Director of Athletics for five years from 1988 to 1992. During that time, he guided the University to national prominence. He received his bachelor's degree from UCLA in 1974 where he played second base for four years on the men's baseball team. Guerrero was inducted in the UCLA Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

Guerrero officially became Director of Athletics for UCLA on July 1, 2002. He also served as Athletics Director for University of California, Irvine for nearly ten years. He was named a 1999 Sports Ethics Fellow by the Institute for International Sport.

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