CSU Recognized for Public Administration Contributions

Contact: Clara Potes-Fellow, 562-951-4806, cpotes-fellow@calstate.edu

(May 4, 2004) -- The California State University and its five Los Angeles Basin campuses are being honored by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Chapter of ASPA, the American Society for Public Administration, for leadership in advancing excellence in public service.

Representatives from the CSU Chancellor’s Office, CSU Dominguez Hill, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State L.A, Cal State Northridge, and Cal Poly Pomona will accept the 2004 Henry Reining Outstanding Organization Award at an awards dinner on May 13, 2004.

The five campuses all offer outstanding bachelor and/or master’s degree programs in the field of public administration.

The selection of the California State University for the award was made in recognition of the CSU’s commitment “to public sector workforce excellence through the establishment of unique and creative partnerships with local government that provide customized and general education programs for public agency employees.”

ASPA has been a national leader in the field of public administration for more than 60 years, serving the personal and profession needs of public employees, nonprofit professionals, students, and academicians, and enrolling more than 9,000 members nationwide.

The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, nearly 409,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff. Every year, the system graduates about 77,000 students with baccalaureate degrees. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See www.calstate.edu.

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Last Updated: May 4, 2004

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