Dominguez Hills

Rep. Val Demings Headlines 17th Annual Tools For Transformation Conference

Congresswoman Val Demings will deliver the keynote address for the 17th annual Tools for Transformation Conference at 8:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 22, at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), located at 1000 E. Victoria St. in Carson. The Tools for Transformation Conference, sponsored by civil rights attorney and child advocate Areva Martin and the Special Needs Network (SNN), is the largest and most comprehensive free autism/ADHD/learning disabilities conference in Los Angeles. The conference presents workshops by the country’s most renowned experts in intervention strategies, education, healthcare, culturally competent services, advocacy, and social justice. Hosted by Fox TV’s media personality

Newly Appointed CSU Chancellor Plans to Reopen Campuses in the Fall

Friday—California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) was the first of 23 CSU campuses to publicly welcome the newly appointed CSU Chancellor, Joseph I. Castro. During the virtual press conference, CSUDH President Thomas Parham candidly stated, “You will not find a more committed leader to student success than Joe Castro.”

VSEDC Shares the Wealth with Southern Los Angeles, Creating Businesses and Job Opportunities in the Vermont-Slauson Area for over 40 years

The Vermont Slauson Economic Development (VSEDC) Corporation has planted many seeds throughout Southern Los Angeles. They grow into fields of abundance and harvested wealth within underrepresented communities. VSEDC has plowed many opportunities for first-time business owners with the mission to “expand the needs for economic and small business development solutions in South Los Angeles.”  

CSU Dominguez Hills to Receive Mayme Agnew Clayton Collection of African American History and Culture

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) signed a historic agreement with the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum (MCLM) board of directors to house the Mayme A. Clayton Collection of African American History and Culture on campus in the Gerth Archives and Special Collections. The university intends to begin immediately cataloguing and archiving the collection so that it is more visible and accessible to the public.


West Basin, a provider of drinking and recycled water supplies for nearly 1 million people in coastal Los Angeles County, nominated Dominguez Technology Center for the Recycled Water Customer of the Year Award. The award recognizes innovative organizations who have advanced the use and acceptance of recycled water. The annual award is given out by WateReuse California. West Basin Board Vice President, Harold C. Williams, accepted this year’s award on behalf of all the project partners.

CSU Dominguez Hills Exhibition ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken: The Sacred Music of the African American Diaspora’

California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) Gerth Archives and Special Collections presents “Will the Circle Be Unbroken: The Sacred Music of the African American Diaspora,” an exhibition that explores the role that local African American musicians and their music has played in the cultural institutions of Los Angeles’ black communites. The exhibit will run from Feb. 3  to Aug. 7, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the CSUDH Library Cultural Arts Center. 

CSU Dominguez Hills President Thomas A. Parham Elected to Serve on Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Executive Committee

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) President Thomas A. Parham has been elected to serve on the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities’ (CUMU) executive committee as a member at large. The coalition is the world’s largest organization committed to serving and connecting urban universities and their community partners.

CSUDH African American Political and Economic Institute Named in Honor of the Late Mervyn Dymally

At a special reception on November 12, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) officially named the Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute that is housed on campus and unveiled a sculpture of the legendary politician that will be permanently on display in the University Library to honor his impact on the region and the state. Coordinated by the institute and Lynn Dymally, the late congressman’s daughter, the reception was attended by many of his friends, family and political colleagues. Dymally achieved many “firsts” as an African American politician, including California’s first foreign-born black state assemblyman (1963-1966; 2003-2008);