Rep Loretta Sanchez to Deliver CSUF Commencement Address
Cal State University Fullerton announced this morning that Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez will address Cal State Fullerton’s graduating class during this year’s May 18 commencement ceremonies.
Sanchez began her congressional career in January 1997 and is currently serving her ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She represents the state’s 46th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim and Santa Ana, as well as parts of Garden Grove and Orange.
Sanchez is the ranking member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and the second-ranked Democrat on the Committee on Homeland Security. She also is a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and sits on the bipartisan, bicameral Joint Economic Committee.
This is Sanchez’s second time as a commencement speaker at Cal State Fullerton. She previously spoke to the graduating classof 1997.
In addition to serving as a commencement speaker, she brought to CSUF the nation’s first female director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as well as Congressman John R. Lewis, a central figure in the civil rights movement, to speak to students. Sanchez worked to provide grant funding for the CSUF Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles (formerly known as the Center for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity) and served on the inaugural steering committee for the university’s annual Addressing the Achievement Gap Summit, now an annual event known as Closing the Latino Achievement Gap Summit.
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