FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/17/96
CONTACT: Margie Yu,
Public Affairs Assistant
AS PART OF THE ANNUAL ROYBAL LECTURE SERIES
Los Angeles, California -- April 17, 1996 -- On Thursday,
May 2, 1996, Dixon Arnett, Director of the California Department
of Aging, will speak on " Aging and the Baby Boomers: Doing
Better With Less" at California State University, Los Angeles'
Edward R. Roybal Lecture Series on Applied Gerontology.
The presentation is free to the public and is scheduled from 3
to 4:30 p.m. at the Roybal Institute for Applied Gerontology on
the CSLA campus.
Dixon Arnett was appointed Director of the California Department
of Aging by Governor Pete Wilson in September 1995. The Department
of Aging is one of the 12 departments in California's Health and
Welfare Agency. Its mission is to provide leadership in addressing
issues related to the ever-growing number of aging Californians
and to develop community-based systems of services throughout
Arnett brings a wealth of experience in health care and social
issues to the post of Director, by guiding a staff of 150 with
an annual budget of $142 million. Most recently, he served as
Executive Director of the Medical Board of California overseeing
all licensing enforcement and administrative functions of the
Previously, he formed his own health systems consulting business,
which was instrumental in guiding the CHAMPUS Reform Initiative
-- a program which provides managed care to military dependents
and retirees. He also served as Deputy Undersecretary of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was Legislative
Director for the United States Senator Pete Wilson.
In addition, he was a member of the California State Legislature
representing the 20th Assembly District (southern San Mateo County),
where he was Vice Chairman of the Education Committee. Just prior
to that, he served as Director of Community Relations at Stanford
Arnett's civic activities include serving as Chairman of the
Board of the Junior Statesmen Foundation, as an Executive Board
member and President of the Stanford Alumni Association, and as
a member of the California Economic Development Commission.
According to Dr. Manuel Miranda, the Endowed Chair in
Gerontology, the Gerontology Lecture Series focuses on enhancing
academic research and curriculum development within the University,
as well as addressing the unique and growing needs of communities
with large numbers of elderly and ethnically diverse seniors.
The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit of the San
Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, near the interchange of the I-10 and
I-710 Freeways. For more information or to RSVP to the lecture,
please contact the Edward R. Roybal Institute for Applied Gerontology
at (323) 343-4724.