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Education Alumni Network

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The Education Alumni Network fosters and supports a diverse community of leaders in education. The purpose of the network is to build bonds of camaraderie among alumni and to champion lifelong involvement with Cal State LA. Through its events and activities, it serves as a resource for graduates to stay connected, advance career goals, and support our shared passion for teaching and learning.

Network Leadership

Headshot of Ileana DavalosIleana Davalos (’86, ’93), Chair
Chief Human Resources Officer, Los Angeles Unified School District

Ileana is a double Cal State LA alumna earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development in 1986, and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration in 1993. Ileana serves as Chief Human Resources Officer at the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she oversees the Human Resources Division for the District and directs talent management strategy for Certificated staff made up of teachers, principals, and support personnel. Click here to read more about Ileana.


Headshot of Jose RodriguezJose M. Rodriguez, Ed. D. (’98, ’02), Co-Chair
Community of Schools Administrator (Glassell Park/Los Feliz), Los Angeles Unified School District
Jose M. Rodriguez is the Community of Schools Administrator with the Los Angeles Unified School District. He coaches and supports administrators, by building their capacity as leaders for responsibilities associated with high-need schools. As a site administrator, he worked diligently to instill a strong sense of direction for all students and ensure that demographics did not determine destiny. Click here to read more about Dr. Rodriguez.


Alumni Networks Conference 2021: People, Purpose, & Passion - Save the Date - 5/6/21

People, Purpose, & Passion:
A Virtual Professional Development and Networking Conference

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 5:30-7:00 p.m. (PT)
via Zoom Meeting


Educator Self-Care and Mindfulness

Presented by Smita Malhotra, M.D. // Pediatrician, Speaker, and Student of Life

As schools re-open and we transition to another new normal, self-care should be a top priority. Join us for a refreshing session on strategies for personal well-being in times of ambiguity and stress. The conversation will be moderated by Education Alumni Network Chairs, Ileana Davalos ('86, '93) and Jose M. Rodriguez ('98, '02). Q&A and networking to follow.

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Education Alumni Network - Back to School Night - Wednesday, September 17, 2020 @ 5 PM

Back to School Night
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
5-6p.m. | Zoom
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Have an idea for a networking mixer, workshop, or seminar? Learn more about the network, or how to get involved and email us at [email protected].

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