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Contact: Russ Hudson,
Media Relations Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -
Educator Mitchell Maki CSUDH’s New Health Sciences Dean
Maki, a 16-year veteran educator in the health and
social welfare fields, has been appointed dean of
the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) as well as
professor of social work at California State University, Dominguez
Hills. He was the acting dean of the Cal State Los Angeles
CHHS for three years before taking this position, and was the
associate dean for a year before that.
has had 22 years of experience in social work and psychiatric
social work, drug and other counseling, research, and education.
His research interests include the influence of culture and ethnicity
on public policy making and the delivery of social services,
aspects of mental health, and multiculturalism. He has authored
a book, Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans
Obtained Redress, and has written several book chapters,
articles and a book review, and has published several oral histories.
In addition, Maki was a co-coordinator of “A Chance to
Talk,” an emergency hotline response to the civil unrest
in Los Angeles in 1992 following the trial of the police officers
accused of illegally beating Rodney King; wrote the column “Through
the Fire” for four years; and he has been a member of several
scholarly and other boards.
new dean was the first in his family to get a college degree.
He obtained his B.S. in the School of Public Affairs in 1982,
his Master of Social Work degree in 1984 and his Ph.D. in Social
Work in 1993, all at USC.
said his goal at Dominguez Hills is to make the CHHS “the
go-to college for health professionals in the Southland. To develop
a reputation that if you’re interested in the health and
human services professions, you should consider Dominguez Hills
as the place to get your education, as well as a place to come
work if you’re faculty or staff. ”
more details on Maki, go to
State University, Dominguez Hills
University Communications & Public Affairs
Welch Hall, B-363
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747