News Release| Commencement; Cal State L.A.

May 10, 2012


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Calendar Listing: Commencement June 15-16

Children’s Hospital CEO, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education
to address Cal State L.A.’s Class of 2012

What:          A two-day festivity filled with pride and celebrations, California State University, Los Angeles will confer more than 5,000 bachelor’s and master’s degrees during this year’s 65th Commencement June 15 and 16.

When:         Friday, June 15, 2012,  5 p.m.

Conferring degrees to graduates in the Charter College of Education, the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, and the College of Health and Human Services

Speaker: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles CEO/President Richard D. Cordova.

Saturday, June 16, 2012,  8 a.m.

Conferring degrees to graduates in the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business and Economics, and the College of Natural and Social Sciences

Speaker: U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo M. Ochoa.

Where:        Cal State L.A.’s University Athletic Stadium, at the southeast corner of the campus.  The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways.

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Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 220,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six Colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to the Honors College for high-achieving students. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center.