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CSUF President García to Address Peers at National Conference
Oct. 21, 2013; updated Oct. 23, 2013
CSUF President Mildred García will address AASCU Tuesday, Oct. 22.
UPDATE: Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García has been appointed to the 2014 American Association of State Colleges and Universities Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has selected Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García to deliver the President-to-Presidents lecture at the association’s annual meeting Oct. 22 in Los Angeles.
Her address is on the second day of the Oct. 21-23 gathering that is expected to attract approximately 200 presidents and chancellors from around the country.
A tradition at the AASCU annual meeting for more than 30 years, the President-to-Presidents lecture is an honor accorded by the AASCU Board of Directors to one of its colleagues. The president chosen typically addresses the topic of leadership. García will discuss "The Personal – the Professional: Los Presidentes" during the meeting's Tuesday lunch at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
García became Cal State Fullerton’s fifth president in June 2012. Previously, she had held several leadership positions in higher education. She became the first Latina president in California State University history when she arrived at Cal State Dominguez Hills in 2007. She also served as president of Berkeley College in New York and New Jersey, and held leadership positions at Arizona State University, Montclair State University, and the Hostos and LaGuardia community colleges of the City University of New York.
In addition to her role as an administrator, García has been active in promoting equity in higher education policy and practice. She has published several books on the subject, and was appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and the U.S. Committee on Measures of Student Success.
García holds a doctorate and master's degree in higher education administration from Columbia University, as well as a master’s degree in business education/higher education from New York University. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Baruch College, City University of New York.
AASCU is a Washington-based higher education association of nearly 420 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development.