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Mildred García

Mildred García

California State University, Fullerton

Mildred García became the fifth CSU Board of Trustees-appointed president of Cal State Fullerton in June 2012.

Previously, she served as president of Cal State Dominguez Hills beginning in 2007, where she was the eleventh female president—and first Latina president—in the California State University system.

Prior to coming to the CSU, she was president of Berkeley College in New York and New Jersey from 2001 to 2007, and earlier held administrative and academic positions at Arizona State University; Montclair State University; Pennsylvania State University; Teachers College, Columbia University; and the Hostos, LaGuardia, and City Colleges of the City University of New York.

García is the author of several books and articles focused on the impact of equity in higher education policy and practice. In addition, she serves on numerous national boards, including President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and chairs the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

García received a Doctor of Education degree, as well as a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, from Teachers College, Columbia University; a Master of Arts in Business Education/ Higher Education from New York University; a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY); and an Associate in Arts degree in Legal Secretarial Sciences in Business from New York City Community College, CUNY.

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