Cal State L.A. receives CASE District VII bronze award

Center for Engagment, Service, and the Public Good

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII has announced that Cal State L.A. has won a CASE Awards of Excellence Bronze Award in the Multi-day Special Events category for the University’s Presidential Investiture Week.

In congratulatory remarks, the awards selection committee noted that more than 470 entries had been submitted for consideration. “Your excellent achievement stood out among the best,” the committee said of Cal State L.A.’s winning entry.

The awards showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public and government relations, advancement services, special events and outstanding communications. Experts from all disciplines judge the entries in more than 70 categories and select gold, silver and bronze winners for each category.

The award will be presented in early March during the CASE District VII Conference in Newport Beach, CA. The international professional association serves educational institutions and advancement professionals.

The Presidential Investiture Week, which took place May 5-9, 2014, was themed “Engagement, Service, and the Public Good” and featured a number of events leading to the inauguration of President William A. Covino as the University’s 7th president. The investiture was an opportunity for the entire campus community to participate in long-standing academic traditions while ushering in a new era in Cal State L.A.’s history.

The Presidential Investiture Week festivities celebrated the University’s engagement with the community while defining new aspirations for the University’s commitment to the well-being of Los Angeles and beyond and becoming a powerful engine of social mobility. The events included a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good, the groundbreaking of the Rosie Casals/Pancho Gonzalez Tennis Center with tennis great Billie Jean King, the presentation of the inaugural Distinguished Lecture on Engagement, Service, and the Public Good, the grand opening of the Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, the naming of the Charon D’Aiello Sandoval and David Sandoval Student Services Center, and the launch of the GO East LA: A Pathway for College and Career Success initiative.

Photo: President William A. Covino at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good during Presidential Investiture Week. (Photo credit: Cal State L.A.)