Campus: CSU San Marcos -- February 26, 2003
Cal State San Marcos President Named to National
Dr. Alexander Gonzalez, president of California State University San
Marcos, has been appointed to a one-year term on the board of directors
of the American Council on Education (ACE). The appointment was confirmed
at the board's annual meeting, held February 15 to18 in Washington,
With more than 1,800 member institutions, ACE is the major coordinating
body for higher education in the United States. It seeks to provide
leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to
influence public policy through advocacy, research and program initiatives.
Membership in the American Council on Education is open to accredited,
degree-granting colleges and universities, and higher education associations
located within the United States. ACE speaks as higher education's voice
in matters of public policy in Washington D.C. and throughout the nation.
"I am pleased to have the opportunity to represent the CSU system
and Cal State San Marcos on the ACE board," said Gonzalez. "It
is, perhaps, the most influential proponent of higher education issues
in the nation. I expect to learn a lot, and I pledge to do my best to
represent the interests of state-assisted teaching universities in the
The appointment takes effect immediately.