Campus: CSU, Los Angeles -- January 26, 2000

Cal State L.A. President and Dean Are Listed Among Influential Leaders

Raymond B. Landis, dean of the School of Engineering and Technology at Cal State L.A., was selected by the journal Black Issues in Higher Education to be listed among the more than 100 notable individuals in the Dec. 23, 1999 issue, vol. 16, no. 22, "100 Years of Change." In the same issue, Cal State L.A. President James M. Rosser was listed among university presidents who made a difference in access to higher education for people of color.

Noting the impact he has had "from Watts to East L.A. to Brentwood," BIHE praised Dr. Rosser for "providing an educational oasis for the Los Angeles basin." Dean Landis was cited for opening "a new door of access for underrepresented students of color into [the] competitive disciplines" of science, mathematics and engineering.

They shared the honor with such luminaries as Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Bunche, W.E.B. DuBois, Gwendolyn Brooks, Thurgood Marshall, Booker T. Washington, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Tony Morrison, Bill Cosby, Bill Gates and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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