Homeless Student Turned Graduate Gets By with a Little Help from Her Friends

Exhausted and fast asleep in the backseat of her car following a long day of classes, Esther Cruz springs up after University Police Officer Juan Perez lights up her vehicle with his cruiser’s spotlight. “He started asking questions—wanting to know why I was there and what I was doing,” she … [Read more...]

Diplomas help turn tragedy into triumph at Cal State Dominguez Hills

Keisha Keller ended the worst year of her life with exceptional finesse, taking home a hard-earned diploma from Cal State Dominguez Hills’ largest commencement ceremonies ever on Friday. She initially was due to graduate a year ago, but she awoke on the day of finals to find her newborn baby boy … [Read more...]

Galaxy’s Gyasi Zardes earns college degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills

LA Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes famously told MLS fans that his skill will blow their minds when leaving college four years ago, but on Friday he accomplished something with his own mind. The 25-year-old graduated college Friday morning, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills hosts largest graduating class in the school’s history

Cal State Dominguez Hills hosted its two graduation ceremonies Friday at StubHub Center in Carson. The first ceremony took place at 9 a.m. and the second took place at 4 p.m. Both were part of the largest graduating class in the school’s history. Source: Daily Breeze … [Read more...]

Kendrick Jones Takes Only 3 Years to Graduate, Mentors Kids Along the Way

      While most of his peers are taking five to six years, and the state of California wants them to finish in four, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) student Kendrick Jones asked himself, "Why not finish college in just three years?" So he did. Jones … [Read more...]

Surf to Screen: Johnny Gonzales Turns Surf Photography into Film Career

                  Johnny Gonzales could play it safe and buy an expensive telescopic lens for his camera and stand on the sand to take his photographs, but “What fun would that be?” To capture a charging backside ride up close, … [Read more...]

We Shall Overcome: Mother Daughter Return From Tragedy To Graduate Together

Cynthia Perry and her daughter, Keisha Keller began attending California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) together as business administration majors in the fall of 2014.  As they progressed in their studies, the strength of their relationship and “friendship” always helped them support each … [Read more...]

2017 Presidential Scholars Benefit

  Each year, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) President Willie J. Hagan hosts the Presidential Scholars Benefit, an elegant gathering of scholars and their families, university officials, college deans, and supporters that celebrates the academic achievements of those … [Read more...]

HEAR NOW Music Festival Concert at CSUDH

Extending the reach of the wildly innovative music being created in Los Angeles, the HEAR NOW 2017 Music Festival of New Music by Contemporary Los Angeles Composers will perform a special encore chamber concert at California State University, Dominguez Hills on Sunday, May 7. The concert is free and … [Read more...]

Faculty Highlights, April 2017

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. We feature those accomplishments and more in this section. College of Arts and Humanities Gilah Yelin … [Read more...]