Dean's Message


Portrait of Dean Harkmore Lee


Welcome to the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) at Cal State LA! For over 56 years, our multifaceted College has delivered innovative and relevant educational programs to the people of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Our students gain immense knowledge and skills that open new possibilities and prepare them for the challenges ahead – especially in a post-pandemic world.


As the “City’s University,” Cal State LA's downtown campus underscores our commitment to providing personalized, practical, and affordable programs to those living and working in the heart of Los Angeles. Our state-of-the-art campus is equipped to offer virtual and in-person degree and certificate programs, customized workforce training, student advising, and financial services – all delivered by our talented faculty and PaGE staff dedicated to your academic and professional success.

In addition to our Cal State LA Downtown students, we also welcome international students from all corners of the world. Our International Programs office guides their pathway to Cal State LA and supports their academic success. We also create many Study Abroad opportunities for Cal State LA students to gain invaluable international experiences and skills that enhance their future careers in a global society. Lastly, our MaySummer, and Winter Session programs, as well as Open University, offer current Cal State LA students and community members the opportunity to pursue their educational goals, no matter where they are in life.

I invite you to explore our website and the many affordable courses, diverse programs, and safe, personalized services we offer. Whether you want to expand your skills, change your career, or broaden your horizons, the College of Professional and Global Education is ready to help you reach higher, shine brighter, and thrive longer!


Harkmore Lee's Web Signature

Harkmore Lee, Ed.D. 
Associate Vice President, International Programs and Global Engagement, and
Dean, College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE)