Commission Appointment

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  August 11, 2004

Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
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Cal State L.A. 
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For immediate release:
Cal State L.A.'s Roybal Institute Executive Director
Appointed to the ABA Commission on Law and Aging

Los Angeles, CA – Pasadena resident Jorge J. Lambrinos, Executive Director of the Edward R. Roybal Institute for Applied Gerontology at California State University, Los Angeles, was recently appointed by the American Bar Association to its Commission on Law and Aging.

Lambrinos has been actively involved in the field of aging for more than 30 years in various capacities at the local, state and federal levels. He has served as Executive Director for the Roybal Institute at Cal State L.A. since 1993.

From 1985 to 1993, Lambrinos was Chief of Staff to Congressman Edward R. Roybal and a consultant to Congressman Lucille Roybal-Allard.

He was Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Aging and served as Executive Secretariat for the Administration on Aging with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Lambrinos also served as Special Assistant to Administration on Aging Commissioner Arthur S. Flemming. Presently, he serves as the Vice-Chair on the California Commission on Aging.

He is active on various boards including serving on the Executive Council of AARP California, the National Council on the Aging (NCOA), the Los Angeles Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, and on the Villa Esperanza Services Board.

Lambrinos is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.

The American Bar Association (ABA) is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public. The ABA strives to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to expand your career. From ABA-sponsored workshops, meetings, seminars and CLE sessions to the widest variety of respected and up-to-date publications, the ABA is your association, dedicated to helping you advance your career and the legal profession.

The Edward R. Roybal Institute for Applied Gerontology is organized within the College of Health and Human Services at Cal State L.A. to improve the quality of care and delivery of services to a culturally diverse population of older persons. It works to develop partnerships between the University and the community that promote the well-being of older adults and to establish scholarships for students planning to enter health and human service careers with a specialization in aging.

WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA – California State University, Los Angeles: A comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 21,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Cal State L.A. is one of 23 campuses in the CSU system.

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