CSUDH Alumni News
CSUDH Alumni News
For Alumni and Friends of CSU Dominguez Hills
November 2022
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Daily Breeze: With Karen Bass, Rex Richardson Mayor-Elects, CSUDH Counts 5 LA County Mayors as Alumni

When Karen Bass and Rex Richardson are sworn in as the mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach, respectively, Cal State Dominguez Hills, near Carson, will have something particularly special to boast about:  Five alumni will serve as mayors in LA County...
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CSUDH Launches Snap Inc. Institute for Technology and Education

On September 22, CSUDH celebrated the official opening of the Snap Inc. Institute for Technology and Education (SITE), whose transformational mission is to make computer science an integral part of K-12 education in Los Angeles...
CSUDH Emerita Professor of Art Gilah Yelin Hirsch.

Retrospective Exhibition Highlights Career of CSUDH Art Professor Emerita

CSUDH Professor Emerita of Art Gilah Yelin Hirsch has been honored with a retrospective exhibit at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) in Santa Ana. Titled “The Archeology of Metaphor, the exhibit runs through Oct. 29 and features work from throughout her lengthy and varied career, from her earliest 1968 paintings to the present...
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4th Annual Celebrate First Generation College Students

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and alumni joined in celebration of Toros who are the first in their family to attend or graduate from college on Nov. 8 for the fourth annual CSUDH “Celebrate First Generation College Students.”
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South Bay Economic Forecast Predicts the Future is Green

In spite of uncertainty around interest rates and inflation, the South Bay has reasons to be optimistic over the next year. Such was the mixed economic picture painted in the 2022 South Bay Economic Forecast and Industry Outlook, which was released on Oct. 13 at the 8th annual CSUDH South Bay Economic Forecast, where more than 200 industry leaders gathered on campus to hear about the challenges and opportunities facing the region... 
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Newly Named: College of Continuing and Professional Education

After a thorough and collaborative process with internal and external stakeholders, the College of Extended and International Education is now the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE)... 
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Homecoming is right around the corner!

Join us for a revamped Homecoming experience next year in February 2023. We have expanded Homecoming from one day to a full week of events. Stay tuned for upcoming activities planned from Monday, February 13 through Saturday, February 18. 
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Tune in for special guest lectures, theatre productions, concerts, and more!
Toros Athletics
December Basketball Schedule
Check below for upcoming games for the Toro Women's and Men's Basketball teams 
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LAEDC Future Forum: The Future of Goods Movement
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Port of Long Beach
725 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach 90802
RSVP by emailing:
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Campus Closure Dates
December 26 - January 2: Holiday Break
January 16: MLK Campus Closure
January 23: Classes Begin
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Recent accomplishments of fellow Toros.
Katherine Clements (BA ’21) was named editor for The Log, a news source for the California fishing and boating industry. She worked for the newspaper for over a year before becoming editor, providing entertaining features to readers.
Robert Faigin (BS ’05) was appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors as the new Executive Director of the Office of Independent Review (OIR). Faigin will lead the OIR in reviewing specific incidents that involve Orange County public agencies. Faigin previously served more than 21 years as the director of legal affairs for the San Diego County Sheriff.  
Stephanie Granado (BA ’12) joined The 3rd Eye, a female-led health and wellness advertising agency, as Creative Lead, Copy and Storytelling. Stephanie brings 10 years of professional copywriting experience, having worked with brands in industries including healthcare, tourism, sports, beverages, and packaged goods.  
Dawn Green (MA ’06) was sworn in as a member of the Cerritos College Board of Trustees. Green is the first Black woman to serve on the board in the college’s 67-year history. Green has more than 20 years of experience in education in a variety of roles. She currently serves as a principal at Rosa Parks Elementary School in Lynwood.    
Lita Shon-Roy (BS ‘13) is the President/CEO and Founder of TECHCET. Lita has worked throughout the semiconductor supply chain at various levels leading strategy, business development, marketing, and sales for chip designers, equipment OEMs, and electronics material suppliers for over 30 years.
Nicole Wesley (MA ’02) was elected superintendent of the Redondo Beach Unified School District (RBUSD). She previously served as the assistant superintendent of human resources at RBUSD. Wesley's past experience includes stints as executive director of student services, principal, and assistant principal at Redondo Union High School. 
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Clarence Gilyard Jr. (BA ’89) passed away after a long illness on Nov. 28, 2022. An actor, author, and professor, he was best known for long-running roles on the television series Matlock and Walker, Texas Ranger. Gilyard had small roles in a few iconic films of the 1980s, including Top Gun and Die Hard. At the time of his death, Gilyard was serving as an associate professor in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ department of theatre. 
Our faculty members participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and journal papers that contribute to their field and highlight their expertise. View the latest >
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Liberty Mutual offers exclusive savings on auto and home insurance to CSUDH alumni.
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Toros Helping Toros! Post your internships and job opportunities with the CSUDH Career Center.
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