Alumnus featured in article about Cal State LA’s number one ranking for upward mobility

George Pla

Distinguished Cal State LA alumnus George L. Pla is described by The Christian Science Monitor as the embodiment of the American Dream and an example of the university’s success as an engine of economic mobility.

Pla, the president, CEO and founder of Cordoba Corporation, is featured in an article about a groundbreaking big data study that ranked Cal State LA number one in the nation based on the upward mobility of its students. Here is a link to the article:

Why Cal State LA turns most low-income students into top earners

Photo: Distinguished Cal State LA alumnus George L. Pla. (Credit: J. Emilio Flores/CalState LA)

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Cal State LA is ranked number one in the nation based on the upward mobility of its students. Founded in 1947, Cal State LA is the premier public comprehensive university in the heart of Los Angeles and is dedicated to the mission of engagement, service, and the public good. The University serves more than 27,000 students and more than 247,000 distinguished alumni, who are as diverse as the region we serve. Led by an award-winning faculty, the University offers nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and the humanities.

Cal State LA is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, Billie Jean King Sports Complex and the TV, Film and Media Center. For more information, visit www.CalStateLA.edu.