Obama Appoints President Garcia to Presidential Advisory Commission
CSUDH President Mildred Garcia shakes President Obama's hand at the signing to renew the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
July 6, 2011
President Barack Obama has appointed Mildred Garcia, president of California State University, Dominguez Hills to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence of Hispanic Americans.
In this position, Garcia and other commission members will advise the president and the education secretary on matters pertaining to the educational attainment of Hispanic students.
“The CSU is honored to have CSU Dominguez Hills President Mildred Garcia represent California on the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics," said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "One of California’s biggest educational challenges is to narrow the achievement gap for Latino and other underrepresented students. Under the able leadership of Dr. Eduardo Padron from Miami Dade College, we look forward to the work and recommendations of this initiative.”
Garcia, appointed as CSUDH president in 2007, has championed the role of the CSU in improving educational opportunities and outcomes for underserved students.
She has enhanced the prominence and visibility of the CSUDH campus by increasingly welcoming families and students from diverse groups to campus. Since she became president, the Dominguez Hills campus has repeatedly been the CSU system venue for college fairs that have reached out to thousands of families and students of Hispanic, African American, Pacific Islander and Native American origin.