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Position Filled: Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing

April 1, 2021

Dear Campus Community,

I have some exciting news to share with you today! I am pleased to inform the Toro Nation that Ms. Myla Edmond will join California State University, Dominguez Hills, on April 19, as the Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing in the Office of University Communications and Public Affairs (UCPA).

In 2019, I announced the decision to bring the UCPA team under the auspices of my office. I made this change because I believe that communications play a vital role in connecting the university to the broader community, building public understanding, recognition, and support for CSUDH, and shaping the university's image and voice.

Leading this team requires a dynamic, collaborative, and transformative leader, and Myla, based on the search committee’s and others’ feedback, is quite simply the perfect fit. Her wealth of knowledge and positive leadership approach impeccably align with our current trajectory and campus needs. The UCPA team and I very much look forward to working with her.

Myla brings over 15 years of related experience to the role. Since 2015, she has served as the director of marketing and communications for the University of California Education Abroad Program. She previously held positions as director of marketing and communications for the College of Arts and Sciences at her undergraduate alma mater and as assistant director of alumni relations at her graduate alma mater. Myla holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in English from the University of Indianapolis.

In accepting the AVP position, Myla indicated, “I am thrilled to join such a supportive and thriving community. Collaborating with the campus community in developing future-focused, integrated communications strategies will be exciting and help us elevate our public profile. I appreciate having the trust of the search committee and the opportunity to identify and amplify our distinctions while highlighting the work and people that make CSUDH such a wonderful place.”

In our enthusiasm for our new CSUDH team member, I ask you to join me in thanking the search firm Bryant Group and the CSUDH search committee, chaired by Bill Chang, for their hard work and diligent review of candidates. Their efforts were essential to the process and are much appreciated. I also invite the entire campus community to join me in thanking Amy Bentley-Smith for her leadership and steadfast work while serving as the Interim AVP for Communications & Marketing over the past year or more.

The appointment of a permanent AVP for Communications and Marketing is a key step in bringing stability and mission continuity to our university. I am confident that Myla will be a valuable addition to our team as we move forward. Please join me in welcoming her into the Toro Nation.


Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D.