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July 7, 2004
DH 04 TK044
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Media Advisory

Former Cal State Dominguez Hills President
Appointed to CSU Board of Trustees

Carson, Calif. – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed former California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) President Herbert L. Carter to the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees. Carter, Ph.D., who served as interim president of CSUDH from July, 1998 to March, 1999, and who is a trustee professor in public administration at CSUDH, will provide guidance and oversight on the board that sets policy for the 23-campus system. As a member, Carter will also participate in the appointment of university presidents and chancellors to the CSU system.

Carter has been a fixture in higher education and public service in the greater Los Angeles area for more than 30 years. In 1974, Carter assumed his first position with the CSU system as the systemwide affirmative action officer, a position he held for four years. In that capacity, he was responsible for the development and implementation of systemwide affirmative action and equal opportunity programs covering approximately 36,000 academic and non-academic employees.

In 1978, Carter became the assistant executive vice chancellor, giving him managerial oversight of the administrative activities of the Chancellor’s Office. In this role, he provided leadership over long-range planning and policy analysis along with program review and evaluations for personnel, payroll and purchasing.

As vice chancellor for Administration from 1983 to 1987, he supervised a staff of nearly 500 people and was responsible for Administrative and Personnel Services in the Chancellor’s Office. In this role, Carter was responsible for the development and oversight of an annual budget of $50 million.

Carter became executive vice chancellor for the CSU system in 1987. In this capacity, he became the principal deputy to the Chancellor in the governance of the then 20-campus system and also acted for the Chancellor in the latter’s absence.

Carter also has held positions outside the higher education arena. In 1992, he left the CSU system to become president and chief executive officer for the United Way, Inc. While providing leadership for a staff of nearly 200, he also managed an annual budget of more than $60 million.

Over the years, Carter has appeared as a quondam lecturer at many universities throughout California including UC Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Irvine and Riverside. He also has lectured at CSU Los Angeles, Northridge and several area community colleges.

Community service is a hallmark of Carter’s belief in building a caring society. His involvement in community-based organizations includes serving as a member of the Board of Regents for 16 years at Loyola Marymount University, chairman of the Board of Directors for the United Way, Inc. and a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee on School Integration for the L.A. Unified School District.
Carter holds a doctorate of public administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s from the University of Arkansas. He resides in Los Angeles and is a Democrat. His appointment requires Senate confirmation.

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July 7, 2004, 12:30 pm, by Stephanie Brown (sb)