Marie Palladini: 2014 Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher

Marie Palladini

For 30 years, Marie Palladini was a federal law enforcement officer with the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Service, working undercover to catch smugglers of endangered species and investigating all kinds of criminal cases involving wildlife, both in the field and as a manager. It was her … [Read more...]

Alumna Janice Schill: Education Provides Pathway to Service as U.S. Diplomat

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Throughout her husband’s nearly 30-year career as a United States diplomat in the State Department’s Foreign Service, Janice Schill gladly lived for years at a time in places where he was assigned, such as South Africa, China, Jordan, and Fiji. “I’ve traveled the world [with my husband Jim]... … [Read more...]

Jerry Groomes Endowed Scholarship Created for Public Administration Students at CSU Dominguez Hills

Jerry Groomes

With an initial contribution from Watson Land Company, California State University, Dominguez Hills has established the Jerry Groomes Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Public Administration, named in honor of the former Carson city manager. Watson Land Company and CSU Dominguez Hills … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Foundation Names Toyota Executive to its Board

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Michael Rouse, vice president of philanthropy and community affairs at Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. has been named to board of directors of the California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation. “We are fortunate to have the involvement of alumni and local business … [Read more...]

Monika Martinez: Life’s Work is a Sustainable Journey

Monika Martinez

As Lomita’s assistant city clerk, Monika Martinez (Class of ’00, B.A., public administration) is proud to be part of a local government that has always operated lean enough to ensure that getting through the state’s economic crisis would not be as dire as the circumstances other communities are … [Read more...]

Scott Gordon: Superior Court Judge Gives Verdict on Academic Excellence at CSU Dominguez Hills

Scott Gordon

Alumnus Scott Gordon (Class of ’80, B.S., public administration/criminal justice) has achieved an illustrious law career, having worked as a prosecuting attorney in the O.J. Simpson case, volunteered as a legal specialist for a criminal tribunal for war crimes in the former country of … [Read more...]

Nancy Carlson: Alumna Leads Faith-Based Hospital With a Mission

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Nancy Carlson (Class of ’94, B.S., nursing; M.P.A, ’96) was inspired to enter the nursing profession after watching how medical professionals cared for her firstborn daughter, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. “I think you can find your calling as accidentally as I did,” Carlson says. “I … [Read more...]

MPA Program Receives Full Accreditation From National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

The Master of Public Administration degree at California State University, Dominguez Hills recently received a full seven years of accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Iris Baxter, associate professor of public administration and … [Read more...]

Iris Baxter: Professor of Public Administration Honored by American Society for Public Administration

Iris Baxter, associate professor of public administration and public policy was honored last month with the Harry Scoville Award for Academic Excellence by the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) Los Angeles Metro Chapter at the organization’s annual awards dinner, which was held at … [Read more...]

Student Researchers Represent CSU Dominguez Hills at Statewide Event

Among the record number 167 students who presented their research projects earlier this year at the 4th annual California State University, Dominguez Hills Student Research Day 11 were chosen to represent the university in the 23rd annual CSU Student Research Competition. The system-wide … [Read more...]