Community Partners

Academic Partners

Our academic partnerships allow our students the opportunity to work with outstanding faculty to make their educational experience worthwhile and fulfulling.

CSU Dominguez Hills and El Camino Community College

Title V – Hispanic Serving Institutions (HIS) Cooperative Development Grant

Supporting the Undergraduate Preparation of Future Teachers

The Title V HIS Cooperative Development Grant project is designed to serve as a model for similar collaborative ventures between CSU campuses and their neighboring community colleges to improve the preparation of future teachers.

In the first joint award in the history of Title V, CSUDH and El Camino College (ECC) were awarded a $2.1 million, five-year Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Program grant to improve the undergraduate preparation of Hispanic students planning to be elementary school teachers.

The collaborative program is designed to create a “launching pad” at ECC and a “landing pad” at CSUDH as a means of helping students transfer successfully from one institution to the other, increase their academic success, progression and graduation rates. The overall goal is to increase the number of excellent teachers serving students in local schools.

For more information, please contact:

  • CSUDH co-coordinators of the Title V HSI Cooperative Development grant at (310) 243-2626: Dr. John McGowen, professor of teacher education.
  • Title V HIS Cooperative Development Grant Activity Directors CSUDH - Dr. Patricia Cherin, (310) 243-2662 and El Camino College – Janet Young, (310) 660-3573
  • Title V HIS Cooperative Development Grant Coordinator of Liberal Studies Service Learning CSUDH - Teri Ito Abbott, (310) 243-2663

CSU Dominguez Hills and Overseas Family College (OFC) in Singapore

International Partnership for Enhanced Matriculation to Junior-Class Status at CSUDH

With its ethically and culturally diverse student body, CSUDH appeared to be the right fit for the community-college styled Overseas Family College’s pursuit of a matriculation partnership in the United States for its two-year graduates.

In 1991, the Overseas Family School was opened to serve the Pre-K-12 educational needs of children of international families from 60-plus countries working and residing in Singapore. Later, in 1996, a two-year college component was added. Its founder, New Zealander David Perry, sought a partnership with one of the four-year universities within the esteemed California State University system. The first criteria was to partner with an institution known for its “great teaching.” Finding standards of teaching excellence at CSUDH plus an ethically and culturally diverse student body, and a global perspective among faculty and staff, OFC administration proceeded to engage CSUDH academic leadership in creating an “initial working agreement” in 1995. CSUDH proceeded to spell out the 56-unit academic course content and to set forth its academic standards. OFC reimbursed CSUDH for its services, collaborating in the process and participating in the academic reviews.

After numerous exchanges, reports and visits, CSUDH and OFC signed an agreement in 1999 detailing the cooperation between the two institutions.

At a time when international tensions test the resolve of those seeking solutions through dialog and education, institutions such as CSUDH and OFC, that continue to promote global understanding through education, take on special significance.

“OFC provides an opportunity for the United States through CSUDH to reach out in a positive way,” Perry comments, “helping develop new leaders in the Southeast Asian region.”

Please visit the Overseas Family College on the Web at

Corporate Partners

In order to meet the needs of our students and campus community, CSU Dominguez Hills welcomes strategic partnerships with corporations that are mutually beneficial. Internships, employee recruitment, applied research, alumni partnerships and continuing education programs are just a few ways this can be accomplished.

Corporations may also invest in the university's growth by providing philanthropic support for student scholarships, academic programs, facility enhancements, and endowments. By partnering with the university, companies gain access to a talented and hard working student body, and our students benefit through engaged learning and invaluable real-world experience.

Benefits of Getting Involved

Recruitment of Graduates

Enhance your workforce by recruiting CSU Dominguez Hills graduates. The combination of a strong liberal arts core and in-depth professional degree programs make our Toro graduates a valuable asset to any organization. Visit the CSUDH Employer Center for more information.

Internship Opportunities

Meet short-term employment needs with student interns who are skilled in specific disciplines, while providing our students with hands-on experience in a professional environment. See employer guidelines for internships for more information.

Supporting Applied Research

To advance the frontiers of knowledge, support curricular innovation, enhance teaching, and inform business practice, CSU Dominguez Hills professors pursue a rigorous agenda of scholarship and applied research. Organizations can contribute in a variety of ways, such as helping to define topics of interest or providing sites for field-based research. Your support of faculty research helps to ensure that the research is addressing contemporary business problems that are important to you.

Service Opportunities - Advisory Committees and Boards

Volunteer opportunities are important to corporate and industry professionals, and important to the university. The guidance provided by advisory committees and boards to our academic and outreach programs are essential in helping university programs stay current and relevant in today's world. Contact college deans to discuss opportunities.

Guest Presentations and Lectures

Gain exposure for your organization and industry, while providing a strong educational component. Guest lecturers and class presentations are an important element of a CSUDH education. See specific colleges and departments for department chair or faculty contact information to discuss the possibilities.

Make a Difference with Financial Support

Corporate giving programs and foundations provide important financial support for worthwhile initiatives at the university, such as student scholarships, campus programs or faculty research. Contact the Office of Development to discuss how your organization can become a university partner.

Athletic Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate partnerships and advertising opportunities provide crucial support to the Toros Athletics programs. Contact the Director of Athletics to discuss opportunities.

Corporate Sponsorships

Sponsorship supports a heightened corporate image, brand awareness and the potential for increased business, while demonstrating social responsibility and community involvement. This recognition can be achieved through event or program sponsorship, scholarship gifts, and naming opportunities.

Facility Enhancement

In order to provide the best learning environment for our students, the university must consistently update its physical plant and equipment. This is an expensive challenge and one that increasingly relies on private support. An investment in capital enhancements ensures that teaching and research facilities are available and can provide substantial recognition for corporate supporters.


Endowment gifts provide many opportunities to merge our donors' interests with the needs and objectives of the university. Endowments are gifts held in perpetuity and invested in a manner that protects the principal from inflation. The investment income provides a stable funding source for such purposes as scholarships, professorships, lecture series, and research centers. In order to guarantee that the income from an endowment will be sufficient to achieve the donor's goals, minimum support levels have been established.

Matching Gifts

CSU Dominguez Hills welcomes financial support through employee gift matching programs. These programs not only increase the financial benefits to the university, but also generate corporate support that enhances the interest and commitment of employees.

In-Kind Gifts

Furnishing university facilities, classrooms and laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, computer hardware and software, books, furnishings, artifacts and art ensures our students the best opportunities for hands-on, real-world learning.

Shell Donates $25,000 to 
CSU Dominguez Hills

Shell Logo

Shell Pipeline Company LP, with a regional office in Carson, has donated $25,000 to the university to support a number of activities on campus. Alan Caldwell, communications manager at Shell Pipeline, presented the check during the annual Faculty Awards reception in March. More information.