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October 10, 2007


University President Receives Key to City of Carson

Carson, CA Carson Mayor Jim Dear and fellow council members will present California State University, Dominguez Hills President Mildred García with the key to the city during a welcome reception at the Carson Community Center Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The key is being presented to García in recognition of her recent appointment as the seventh president of CSU Dominguez Hills. García moved to California from New York in August to take the position as president of CSU Dominguez Hills. In doing so, she became the first female president of the campus and the first Latina president in the California State University system.

“It’s a welcoming gesture,” Mayor Dear said. “The key to the city of Carson is something the mayor presents to people we feel are important to the future of this city. After meeting with Dr. García I feel that the relationship between the university and the city is going to be strengthened with her as president. After all, the prosperity and success of the university and the prosperity and success of the city are integrally tied.”

CSUDH is located in Carson and has served as the alma mater of many of its residents and government representatives. Offering 45 undergraduate and 21 graduate degrees, the university is widely regarded for its teacher education, nursing and business administration programs. It also has one of the largest distance learning programs in California.

More than 200 community leaders are expected to attend the invitation-only welcome reception and key to the city presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m. At the reception, the CSU Dominguez Hills ROTC unit will present the colors and the national anthem will be sung by members of the university’s music department.

Also receiving a key that night will be Dr. Richard Vladovic, the recently elected Los Angeles Unified School District board member for District 7 representing the Carson area.

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About CSU Dominguez Hills -- California State University, Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, urban university located in the South Bay, primarily serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The university prides itself on its outstanding faculty and friendly, student-centered environment. Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, social work, and communication disorders. On 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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