Cal State L.A. hosts State Controller in Civic Leadership Speaker Series

WHAT:  California State Controller John Chiang will discuss opportunities to strengthen financial leadership across California’s diverse industries on April 10 at Cal State L.A., as part of a Civic Leadership Speaker Series, themed Leadership and Financial Literacy for the 21st Century.

WHO:  Cal State L.A. President William A. Covino will provide the opening remarks. Director Ping Yao of the Asian and Asian American Studies Program, Adjunct Professor Daniel Atwater of Communication Studies, Cal State L.A. student Meagan Ortiz, Interim Dean Scott Bowman of the College of Natural and Social Sciences, and Dean Peter McAllister of the College of Arts and Letters will also be presenting during the program.

WHEN:  Thursday, April 10, 3-4:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Golden Eagle Ballroom at Cal State L.A.
Permit parking is available at Lots 5 and 7, and Parking Structure C.
For a campus map and directions: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/index.php

MORE:  State Controller Chiang was elected in November 2006 to serve as California’s Chief Fiscal Officer. As controller, he is the chair of the Franchise Tax Board and, during even-numbered years, the State Lands Commission. He serves on 81 boards and commissions including CalPERS and CalSTRS, two of the nation’s largest public pension funds. Chiang has long championed financial literacy, and he is using his position to empower working families. Through seminars and free tax preparation assistance, Chiang educates low- and middle-income Californians about taking advantage of tax credits and refunds they have earned.

INFO:  The Civic Leadership Speaker Series is sponsored by Cal State L.A.’s Asian and Asian American Studies Program, College of Arts and Letters, College of Business and Economics, College of Natural and Social Sciences, and the Association of Asian American Studies. For more information, call the College of Arts and Letters at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-4001.

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4/3/2014