Spring 2015

Champions of change

A BRAVE STRUGGLE

Alumni Terrence Roberts and Sylvia Mendez have more in common than an alma mater. Both were central figures in two key moments in the desegregation of the American education system.

author Michael Connelly

ON LOCATION

Best-selling author Michael Connelly populates his L.A.-based fiction with actual places, including Cal State L.A.


through the power of words

WORD PLAY

Cal State L.A. students use story time and fun activities to get preschoolers excited about literacy through the Jumpstart program.


Ya Gao

L.A. STORY

Ya Gao’s passion project develops into an award-winning documentary.


Provost Lynn Mahoney

INTRODUCING ...

Get to know Cal State L.A.’s new provost, Lynn Mahoney.