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June 25 , 2007
Amy Bentley-Smith

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Margaret Blue Named Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Carson, CA California State University, Dominguez Hills has named Margaret Blue, Ph.D., dean of Undergraduate Studies effective July 1. She had been acting dean since August 2006.

Since joining the faculty as a political science professor in 1988, Dr. Blue has served the university in a variety of capacities, including executive assistant to the president, acting director of university relations and director of the University Advisement Center, as well as chairing a number of curriculum committees. She also was founding director of Students Preparing for Academic Rigor and Knowledge (SPARK!), a pilot program for first-time freshman.

“The campus is fortunate to have someone with Dr. Blue’s experience and wide-ranging curriculum expertise,” said Vice Provost Jamie Dote-Kwan.

In her role as dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Blue will oversee the university’s honors programs, the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement, the Center for Learning and Academic Support Services (CLASS), Service Learning and the University Advisement Center. She also will chair the newly formed Student Retention Policy Council, co-chair the Academic Advisement Council and coordinate the Council on Liberal Studies and Teacher Education. In addition, Dr. Blue will continue teaching University 101, part of CSUDH’s First Year Experience Program.

Dr. Blue is a CSUDH alumna, having received her bachelor’s degree in political science in 1981. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in government from Claremont Graduate School.

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Located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, California State University, Dominguez Hills is the most diverse of the CSU campuses, and according to U.S. News & World Report, one of the most diverse in the west among universities offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. CSUDH offers 43 undergraduate majors and 23 master’s degrees as well as multiple subject and single subject teaching credentials. On the campus is the Home Depot Center, a multi-purpose sports complex that hosts world-class soccer, tennis, track and field, lacrosse and cycling.

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