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Sept. 23, 2003
DH-03 TK 055
Contact: Thomas Knox
(310) 243-3367
Email: tknox@csudh.edu


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY

CSU Dominguez Hills Accepting Spring Applicants

CSUDH is one of five CSU campuses accepting applications for spring

CARSON, Calif. – California State University, Dominguez Hills is only one of five campuses in the 23-campus CSU system that expects to enroll new students in the spring semester. The university is actively recruiting community college transfer students along with other qualified students to enroll in classes.

Spring enrollment will be open through January 10, 2004.

Encouraging students to apply for the spring 2004 semester, Allen A. Mori, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at CSU Dominguez Hills, said, “Dominguez Hills is the place you want to be. There are exciting, outstanding programs, and lots of good things going on at this campus.

“The university established a body called the Enrollment Management Policy Council, which represents a strategic alliance between academic affairs and student affairs,” Mori explained. “We have been strategically managing our enrollment for the college year, which called for carefully monitoring our enrollment process in the fall.” Mori said as a result of a careful use of resources, CSUDH is positioned to accept qualified students who are looking for a quality higher education.

Mori cautioned that while every student who submits an application may not qualify for admission, everyone is nonetheless encouraged to apply, especially transfer students from the community college system. “We are prepared to accommodate more students in spring of 2004 than we did last spring,” he said.

“We have award-winning programs in teacher education, and some programs that are unique, such as our orthotics/prosthetics program,” Mori said. “We also offer premier online programs, the online MBA and MPA programs.”

Mori also described a new and positive energy on campus in some measure created by the one-of-a-kind partnership that made the Home Depot Center (HDC) possible, now located on the west side of campus. As a world-class sports venue and official Olympic training center, the HDC presents topnotch competitions in its soccer and tennis stadiums, track and field facility and soon in a velodrome for cycling. Also, the new Welch Hall at the gateway to campus offers a one-stop center for student services, computer labs, as well as classrooms using cutting-edge technology.


“ If students could come to our campus and feel the energy with the opening of the Home Depot Center, the new Welch Hall and some of our other additions, I think they will agree this is a very exciting place to be,” said Mori.

Mori also pointed out that CSU Dominguez Hills’ smaller size compared to other nearby campuses makes it attractive to many aspiring students. Mori said: “By virtue of our size, it allows for greater intimacy, greater contact with faculty, staff and other students.”

Mori also pointed to exceptional faculty as a reason for students to enroll. “Clearly we have high quality programs and an outstanding faculty. And I think that we provide a marvelous educational opportunity in the programs we provide,” he said. “I think Dominguez Hills is the CSU System’s best kept secret.”

Sports play a role in attracting students, Mori admitted, and he cited the CSUDH soccer and basketball programs as nationally known and drawing new students. Mori said the on-campus Home Depot Center fosters a natural partnership with the sports community that will eventually lead to broader recognition for the sports programs at Cal State Dominguez Hills. However, Mori adds that he’d rather be recognized for an all-American “academic” program. “If we continue to attract academic all-Americans here at Dominguez Hills, that would make me happy,” he said.

For more information on enrollment and class scheduling at Cal State Dominguez Hills, please visit the Web site at www.csudh.edu.


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